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West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
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SU 33418 68713


HUNGERFORD PARSONAGE LANE SU 3368 (North side) 18/28 Church of St. Lawrence 6.2.62 II*

Church. 1816. John Pinch of Bath. Bath stone ashlar and lead roofs. 4 bay aisled nave with clerestory. West tower and apsidal chancel. Gothick style with "churchwardens" Gothick glazing of lancet type, moulded architraves, Tudor arches to clerestory. Octagonal buttresses with lumpy finials of the period. Crenellated parapet. Heavy coved cornice continued as band across East end and forming impost to East window. Extraordinary East window of 5 lights following curve of apse. 3 stage West Tower, crenellated, with corner pinnacles, gothick lancet cornice intersecting tracery to windows and belfry on each stage. Tudor arched West door with Y tracery overlight in tall lancet surround to West. Projecting South porch crenellated with finials and octagonal piers. Interior: 4 wide bays with quatrefoil plan columns and leaf caps to arcade, depressed Tudor arches and ogee labels. Panelled ceiling with arch braced ties on wall shafts springing from angel corbels. Gallery across entire West End with original organ. Octagonal perpendicular style front of c1826. C1891 large octagonal Pulpit with alabaster panelling. Monuments:- a) legless, defaced c1350 knight in North chapel, tablet with inscription in lombardic script at feet. b) Baroque hanging monument, c1673, with swan neck pediment (North Wall). c) 6 black and white marble late C18 and early C19 wall memoricals in various styles (by North East respond the stonehouse memorial by C. Harris of London). South Wall - a) Martha Hungaford, died 1739, good Palladian monument with 2 black tablets and segmental pediment. b) Whitelock Memorial, c1816, Gothick with 6 tablets. North Wall:- good small Baroque monument to Helina Morgan, died 1776, grieving putti and armorial cartouche over shaped tablet. East end of South aisle, set in floor, two brass plates of 1613 and 1618 with verse epitaphs. Stained Glass: East window by Lavers and Westlake, c1887. V.C.H. vol.iv. - p.197 B.0.E. 0 p.155. Murray's Architectural Guide p.130.

Listing NGR: SU3341868713


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Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924), 197
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966)
'Murrays Architectural Guide' in Berkshire, (1949)


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: 21 Nov 2001
Reference: IOE01/06155/35
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