Church of St Lawrence, Caversfield (A41), Caversfield - Cherwell

Saxon, possibly C10, base to the west tower and bell stage rebuilt in the C13 with a saddleback roof covered in plain clay tiles. Late C12 rebuilding of the chancel and nave; the chancel being remodelled in the C13. Henry Woodyer, in 1874, rebuilt the aisles, "restored" the chancel and added the north vestry. The nave and aisle roofs are very steep; covered in thin, Stonesfield limestone stone slates, with a central cast iron gutter. Water ingress occurring and repairs are needed. An application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund Grants for Places of Worship scheme in 2017 was unsuccessful.

Church of St Lawrence, Caversfield (A41), Caversfield - Cherwell
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1046533
    Local Planning Authority:
    Cherwell
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Lawrence
    Street Name:
    A41
    County:
    Oxfordshire
    District / Borough:
    Cherwell
    Parish:
    Caversfield
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Banbury
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II*