CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1312002
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1961
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE, CHURCH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE, CHURCH ROAD

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

District:
Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Steppingley
National Grid Reference:
TL 01146 35428

Details

STEPPINGLEY

TL 0035 CHURCH ROAD

4/104 Church of St Lawrence 23.1.61

GV II

Parish church. 1858-60 by Henry Clutton for the Duke of Bedford, to replace the collapsed medieval church. Coursed ironstone with Bath stone dressings. Slate roofs. Chancel, N vestry, nave, S porch, N aisle, W tower. Style is a generalised developed Gothic. Chancel: 3-light pointed-arched E window with geometrical tracery. Single light and 2-light window in similar style to S elevation. N vestry/organ chamber: in form of transept with smaller lean-to block. N gable has rose window with geometrical tracery. Archways give onto N aisle and chancel. Nave: 4-bay N arcade surmounted by 4 clerestory windows, all of 2-lights under cambered heads with exaggerated cusping. S elevation has 2 single lights surmounted by 4 clerestory windows matching N ones. Plain parapets. S porch: gabled, with pointed archway and small quatrefoils to W and E. N aisle: low, with 4 quatrefoils and plain parapet. W tower: 3 stages with embattled parapet. Stair turret within SW angle has octagonal top rising above parapet. Bell-stage has pointed-arched 2-light windows, again with pronounced cusping. Middle stage has small single lights. Ground stage has pointed-arched 2-light window. Interior: rather plain. Chancel has reset C15 piscina from old church.

Listing NGR: TL0114635428

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
38089
Legacy System:
LBS

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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Date: 26 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/10224/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Keith Hurst. Source Historic England Archive
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