CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1200681
Date first listed:
01-Feb-1967
Date of most recent amendment:
13-Dec-1984
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE, CHURCH STREET

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

County:
Warwickshire
District:
Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
Parish:
Bidford-on-Avon
National Grid Reference:
SP 10095 51827

Details

SP1051 BIOFORD-ON-AVON CHURCH STREET (South side) 10/30 Church of St. Laurence 01/02/67 (Formerly listed as Church of St. Lawrence)

- II

Parish Church. c.1250 Nave and aisles rebuilt by Joseph Lattimore; restored 1886-7. North vestry 1914. Coursed limestone chancel and tower, lias ashlar nave and aisles cement parapets. Chancel and vestry roofs of tile, nave and aisles of slate. Aisled nave, chancel and west tower, north porch and south- west and north-east vestries. Chancel has moulded plinth to east wall and angle buttresses. Trefoiled lancets throughout: 3 to the south, 2 to the north. Late C19 east window of 3 stepped lancets and foils, with detached shafts inside. Aisles have limestone plinths, and buttresses, and 4 straight-headed windows of 3 arched lights. North porch has double-leaf round-arched door with hood mould. Tower in 2 stages: lower stage with heavily battered plinth and massive south- east buttress. Renewed round-headed west window. Second sotrey south window of 2 very small round-headed lights. Bell stage has single-trefoiled straight- headed openings. Crenellated parapet on moulded cornice. Interior: Chancel has C19 panelled wagon roof and early English style chancel arch of 1886. Nave has 3-bay arcades with round piers and arches, and simple king post roof. Nave and aisle walls of whitewashed plaster. 2-centred tower arch, with former roof- line visible above. Fittings: Reredos of l865, C19 altar rails and encaustic paving, C19 stained glass. Monuments: Lady Stepwith 1655, chancel south wall: bust with coat of arms. Several C18 wall monuments in aisles. (Buildings of England : Warwickshire p.92., V.C.H. Warwickshire III p.55).

Listing NGR: SP1011051887

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
305042
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1945), 55
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 92

Legal

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

End of official listing

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