WEST TOWER OF THE OLD CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1257511

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1954

Statutory Address: WEST TOWER OF THE OLD CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE, LAWRENCE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: WEST TOWER OF THE OLD CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE, LAWRENCE STREET

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

District: York (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SE 61225 51303

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History

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Details

YORK

SE6151SW LAWRENCE STREET 1112-1/23/539 (South side (off)) 14/06/54 West Tower of the Old Church of St Lawrence

GV I

Formerly known as: Tower of Old Church of St Lawrence HULL ROAD. Church tower. Late C12 with C13 alterations; top storey added C15, and C12 former north doorway of nave re-erected against east wall when nave and chancel demolished in 1881-3. Roughly squared limestone rubble, the upper stage in larger and more regular blocks. Windows of bell stage infilled with brick. Roof hidden by parapet. PLAN: square. EXTERIOR: the doorway has a semicircular arch of 4 orders: the inner order has plain voussoirs springing from moulded imposts over scalloped capitals; the second order has an interlace above 2 monsters springing from capitals also carved with monsters; the 2 outer orders are carved with formalised foliage. Behind, a semicircular rear arch springing from chamfered imposts is probably the original tower arch of the late C12. On the south side the middle stage has 2 narrow blocked chamfered openings, the upper one with a pointed head. On the west side the lowest stage has a blocked Tudor-arched window, and the middle stage has a blocked pointed window. The north side has a blocked pointed window to the middle stage. Above and below the bell stage there are moulded string courses. Gargoyles remain at the south-west and south-east corners, and the parapet is a C20 rebuilding with plain corner pinnacles. The bell opening are of 2 trefoiled lights under straight heads with hood moulds. INTERIOR: not inspected. (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments of the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO: 1975-: 24-5).

Listing NGR: SE6122651303

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 463791

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York IV East, (1975), 24-25

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