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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1139029



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Stoke

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Jun-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 55417

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4/34 Church of St Lawrence



Church mostly 1827 by George Edgecumbe, chancel is Perpendicular. On site of Saxon chapel. Red sandstone, slate roofs. Cruciform plan, west tower, nave, north and south transepts, chancel. Embattled and buttressed tower in C15th style. West end has arched door with rectangular hood, deeply recessed, 2-light hooded window, clock in lozenge tablet, 2-light bell opening with rectangular hood. Nave has 4 rectangular hooded windows, in deep recesses, 2 of 2 lights, 2 of one light, alternating and between stepped buttresses. South transept has 3-light Perpendicular style window. 1 bay chancel has east window of 3 lights, with panel tracery. Side windows have 2 cusped lights. Memorial tablet on east wall to Thomas Hill of Stanney, 1809, inscription is on urn in shallow relief, on triangular ground. Square apron supported on stone brackets has inscription to Ann Hill, his wife, 1829. North wall of chancel has inscription RM ST CH[URCH] W [ARDENS] 1698. Interior. Hammer beam roof, of 3½ bays in nave and l½ bays in transepts. Altar 1686/7 has twisted legs and plain bottom rail. Altar rail probably of similar date has twisted balusters and moulded rail. Octagonal panelled pulpit, late C17th or early C18th, on later base. Benches round font have twisted and turned legs, probably early C18th. Fragments of early C16th rood screen with openwork cusped arches, in 1827 gallery. 11 memorial tablets, painted on wood, probably by Randle Holmes, dating 1627-1702, largely to Bunbury family. Tablet, 1685, gift of the poor, painted on wood. One hatchment, painted on wood. Wall tablet, 1668, to Henry Bunbury and family. Marble, oval tablet. Wall tablet, 1682, to Thomas Bunbury marble, square tablet on painted marble ground. Wall monument to Henry Bunbury, dated 1732, erected by his family. Marble, large elaborate cartouche contains Bunbury arms below scroll pediment.

Listing NGR: SJ4236573283

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National Grid Reference: SJ 42365 73283


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