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NY 59811 22550


NY 59840 22550 MORLAND

4/94 Church of St Laurence 6.2.68 G.V. I

Parish Church, C11 with later additions and alterations; extensively restored in C19. Coursed, squared rubble with quoins to tower; angle transept buttresses. Graduated slate roofs with copings and kneelers; stumpy lead spire to tower carries 1769 weathercock. West tower, 3-bay aisled nave, transept arm, and chancel. 3-stage tower is pre-conquest with large balusters supporting imposts to paired openings on each side. C17 gabled south porch has stone benches to either side. Panelled C18 inner door has C13 surround with pointed head. Two C19 windows to right in C18 openings. 2 dated panels to nave parapet; 1753 on centre south and 1772 to west end on south side. C13 lancet windows in south transept arm were restored in C19. 2 windows on south side of chancel, doorway between, and east window are all C16; windows have segment-headed lights and door has 4-centred head with moulded jambs. 1896 vestry to north. Single lancets on east and west sides of north transept arm are C13, others are C19. North nave windows are C18 with semicircular heads and decorative leading; 2 largest have re-used architraves similar to those in Morland House. Door below has medieval fittings. Internally, nave floor is down steps. Tower has massive chamfered plinth; narrow central door has semicircular head. Pointed arcade arches have 2 chamfered orders; waterleaf capitals to C12 west responds, chalice capitals and filleted shafts to C13 east responds. Central pier on north side is C12 with scallop capital, other piers are C13. Transept and chancel arches were rebuilt in C19. For details of fixtures and fittings, see R.C.H.M. & "Past Alive : The story of the Parish Church of St Laurence, Morland" written in 1979 by the Reverend Canon Gervase W. Markham M.A. for the 800th anniversary of the Church.

Listing NGR: NY5980922546


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Markham, G, Past Alive: The Story of the Parish Church of St Laurence Morland, (1979)


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: 22 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/09089/30
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