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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade I Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6311 / 52°37'51"N

Longitude: 1.2901 / 1°17'24"E

OS Eastings: 622751

OS Northings: 308784

OS Grid: TG227087

Mapcode National: GBR W8G.J7

Mapcode Global: WHMTM.S4J8

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 26 February 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1372459

English Heritage Legacy ID: 229493

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR2

County: Norfolk

District: Norwich

Town: Norwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Mancroft

Built-Up Area: Norwich

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Norwich St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(north side)
26.2.54 Church of St. Lawrence.
Former Parish Church now redundant. C15. Flint with stone and brick dressings.
Ashlar facing on clerestory. Slate and lead roofs. West tower. Nave and chancel
in one. North and south aisles and porches. South rood-stair turret. North-east
vestry. 3-stage tower with 4 stages of diagonal buttresses. The west door has
good carved spandrels showing St. Edmund being arrowed and St. Lawrence being
grilled. Large recessed 4-light perpendicular west window with inward facing
statue niches in the reveals. Square sound holes with clockface in the south.
2-light belfry windows. 2-step battlements with corner pinnacles and spirelet
ending to stair-turret. 5-bay aisles with extra half bay to chancel. Plinth
course with shields and flushwork. 2-storey porch against south aisle. 4-light
perpendicular aisle windows, the 2 eastern windows having more elaborate cusping
and flushwork below cill. 11 tall 3-light clerestory windows. Late C19 perpendicular
east window. East and west windows to south aisle. 2-storey north porch with tracery
on outer doors. Central statue niche with flanking windows at first floor. Blocked
east and west windows. Lierne vault inside. Octagonal arcade piers with concave
sides and 2-centre arches. The chancel aisle piers have 4 shafts with shallow hollow
in the diagonals. The aisle windows are set into wall arches. Hammerbeam roof with
long wall-posts supported on angel corbels.

Listing NGR: TG2275108784

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