Parish Church Of St Lawrence

14 Aug 1999
Parish Church Of St Lawrence, Wick St Lawrence, North Somerset, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


ST 36 NE

2/3 Parish Church of St. Lawrence 9.2.61

G.V. II*

Parish Church. C15; largely rebuilt and heavily restored in 1864-65 by Foster and Wood of Bristol. Coursed, squared rubble, freestone dressings, plain tile nave roof, slate roof to chancel and vestry. West tower, 3 bay nave, south porch, 2 bay chancel, north vestry. Tower: 3 stage with south west polygonal stair turret; first stage has diagonal buttresses and moulded west door with fleurons and head stops and restored west window; plain second stage with single light windows; plain 2-light windows to third stage; plain parapet with tiny pinnacles. Nave, bays divided by buttresses with set backs; 3-light windows under dripmoulds with figurative carved stops; to north, polygonal, 2 stage rood stair turret with gargoyles and plain cap. South porch is 2 storeys gabled with moulded doorway and 2-light window over; similar inner door with empty figure niche over stoup. Chancel is lower than nave and has diagonal buttresses blocked south priests door and 3-light perpendicular east window. North vestry of 1865 has freestone quoins and window dressings, 3-light cusped windows under square hoodmoulds and a prominent stack. Interior has moulded perpendicular tower arch, restored chancel arch and embattled wall plate to chancel roof.

Everything rebuilt or scraped. C15 freestone pulpit of the highest quality; decorated panels adorn pulpit and pedestal and are surmounted by various ornate friezes. Rood stair doors survive, lower has moulded surround. Tub font, probably Norman. Tablets: Sheppard 1716, Sheppard 1725. Sources: The Story of Wick St. Lawrence. S. Redman.Pevsner: Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol.

Listing NGR: ST3663665440


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1303 IOE Records taken by Robert Mair; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Robert Mair. Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Mair, Robert

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