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East Northamptonshire (District Authority)
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SP 98017 71457


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/05/2014

SP97SE 5/109 26/04/50

RAUNDS, CHURCH STREET (North side), Church of St. Laurence

(Formerly listed as Church of St. Lawrence)

(Previously listed as Parish Church of St. Lawrence)


Church. C13 and C14, restored 1858. Regular coursed and squared coursed limestone with ashlar spire. Lead, Collyweston slate and plain tile roofs. Nave, chancel south aisle, organ chamber and vestry, south porch and west tower. South elevation of chancel of 2 bays, one-window range with 3-light windows under 4-centred arch heads. 6-panel C18 arch-head south door to centre. Ashlar buttresses between bays. Shallow gabled roof with castellated ashlar parapet and finial. 4-light Perpendicular east window with 4-centred head and curved label stops. North elevation of chancel has C19 lean-to vestry and gabled organ chamber attached. 3-light north window and 2-light east window. Plain tile roof. South aisle of 4 bays; 2-window range of 3-light Perpendicular windows to right, with 4-centred arch heads. Small blocked doorway in left bay. Lean-to roof with castellated ashlar parapet. 2-light square-head east and west windows. 2-storey gabled porch in bay to left of centre, has double chamfered outer arch with 2-light square-head window above. Chamfered and stepped inner doorway has one order of shafts. Shallow gabled roof with castellated ashlar parapet and finial. Stair turret with lean-to stone roof to left of porch. North elevation of nave of 3-window range of tall 3-light windows with 4-centred arch heads. Blocked north door to right of centre has carved tablet above. 3-stage buttresses between bays. Steep gabled roof with Collyweston slates, castellated ashlar parapet and gable finial. Octagonal west tower of 2 stages with shallow buttresses to lower part of first stage. West lancet window with octofoil window above. Upper stage is set back with 2-light bell-chamber openings in the cardinal directions and similar blind arcading, each with central corbel, to the diagonal faces of the octagon. Octagonal ashlar spire has corbel table and castellated frieze at base. 3 tiers of lucarnes. Polygonal stair turret is attached to north face of tower. Interior: 3-bay south arcade, to nave, of double chamfered arches with quatrefoil piers. Double-chamfered chancel arch with octagonal responds and nail head decoration. Triple chamfered tower arch. C19 roof structures. Double piscina in south aisle has central column. Trefoil-head arched seat to right of chancel arch facing into chancel. C19 chamfered arch to organ chamber. Perpendicular octagonal font, with the stem missing. Monuments: Thomas de Wynchy, C14, inscribed brass strip in chancel floor. John Atkins died 1669 wife and family, inscribed tablet, to left of altar, with arms over. C18 oval tablet to left and various C19 tablets to right. Communion rail has 4 turned balusters. Stained glass: C19 east window, 2 west windows and south aisle east window, the latter is by Kempe. Original scaffold holes are visible in the tower. Pitch hooks for removing burning thatch attached to belfry wall. Room over porch has C20 roof and partially legible inscribed memorial tablet fixed to the wall. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.412).

Listing NGR: SP9801771457


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 412


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

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Date: 01 Mar 2006
Reference: IOE01/15164/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roger Ashley. Source Historic England Archive
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