CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE ST LAURENCE'S CHURCH AND CHURCHYARD

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1113532

Date first listed: 22-Mar-1957

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE, MARKET PLACE

Statutory Address: ST LAURENCE'S CHURCH AND CHURCHYARD, FORBURY ROAD

Map

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ST LAURENCE'S CHURCH AND CHURCHYARD
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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE, MARKET PLACE

Statutory Address: ST LAURENCE'S CHURCH AND CHURCHYARD, FORBURY ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Reading (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SU 71708 73548

Summary

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History

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Details

MARKET PLACE 1. 5128 Church of St Laurence SU 7173 NE 1/202 22.3.57. I GV Church of England. Structure Norman to C15 with excessive restorations of 1867. Flint with ashlar quoins and dressings. Principal feature tile C15 3 tage tower closing vista to north of Market Place - crenellated parapet, octagonal chequered clasping buttresses with strings, capped by crenellation (spirelets removed); sundial to south dated 1727, main entrance to west. Tower built 1458. Tiled roofs with centre valley (nave and north aisle). 1+4 bay nave, 2 very wide chancel bays. Nave south wall has small Norman window at west end and a late C12 round headed doorway with waterleaf capitals ; other openings restored Decorated style. Chancel east end has 3 lancets with blind lancets between. North aisle and chancel aisle probably 1521 (when present arcade built) see flat topped 2 light cusped windows and 3 light east window. Interior - Norman fragments in north aisle door, king-post roof of C15. 1522. Font. Good C18 pulpit. Fine bench ends with tracery panels and poppyheads in chancel. Organ case (very fine) 1741 by Byfield. Pulpit also 1741 - panelled single storey affair on mid C19 stand. A number of brasses and memorials. The best is the memorial to John Blagrave (died 1611, author of "The Mathematical Jewell"). The principal interest of this church is that it was built at the Abbey gate. The circa 1200 work may possibly be in connection with foundation of St John's Hospice (qv Blagrave St Municipal Buildings).

Listing NGR: SU7170473547

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 39066

Legacy System: LBS

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