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 unsuccessful application for a Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship was made in 2017.

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


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

Assessment Information

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

Contact Details

Nicola Lauder 01483 252074

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England