CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1364748
Date first listed:
13-Oct-1966
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

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

County:
Warwickshire
District:
Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
Parish:
Oxhill
National Grid Reference:
SP 31691 45514

Details

OXHILL SP3145 15/28 Church of St. Lawrence 13/10/66

GV I

Church. C12, C14 and C15, restored C19. Squared, coursed ironstone and some rubble. Tile roof. Chancel, nave with clerestory and west tower. Chancel of 2 bays has flat buttresses and offset diagonal buttresses with plinth and coped gable to east. Moulded stone eaves cornice to north and south. C19 east window of 3 lights and reticulated tracery within moulded surround. To south a plank door within a pointed, hollow-chamfered arch with hood mould and label stops. To right a C15 three-light window within round-headed, hollow-chamfered arch with hood mould and carved label stops. To north two C12 round-headed lights within chamfered surrounds. Small cusped squint in square-headed surround to right. Nave of 3 bays with offset buttresses, string course and battlemented parapet. C19 plank north door within C12 arch of 2 orders-of shafts with curved capitals. At the apex a Romanesque head. C15 porch with coped parapet and gargoyles to east and west, plinth and diagonal buttresses. Moulded arch with hood mould and label stops. To east and west a small cusped light. To left of porch a C12 light with zig-zag hood mould. To far left a C14 three-light window with reticulated tracery within moulded arch, with hood mould and label stops. To south a plank door within a C12 arch of 2 orders of shafts with carved capitals and zig-zag moulding, inset with rosettes above. C12 corbel table of 7 heads above arch. To right of door a C19 two-light window with Y-tracery. Clerestory has 4 square-headed renewed C15 two-light windows to south, 3 to north. C19 rainwater heads. West tower of 2 stages with offset diagonal buttresses, plinth and continuous hood mould and string courses. Battlemented parapet, and gargoyles to north and south. To west a C15 three-light window, partly renewed, within a hollow-chamfered surround. Small stair turret lights to left. Bell stage has C15 two-light windows with stone louvres in chamfered surrounds with hood moulds and label stops. Interior: C12 windows to north of chancel have zig-zag hood moulds. Squint, and cusped piscina in south wall. Double chamfered chancel arch has shafts and scallop capitals. Window of north aisle and south wall of chancel have window seats. String course to nave walls continuing over doorways. C15 triple hollow-chamfered tower arch with polygonal, hollow-sided imposts. C19 roofs. C12 font with blind arcading, inbetween carved with Adam and Eve, scrolls and plant. Five C15 oak pews, one in altered position. Parts of former screen reset in tower screen. On nave floor three C17 slabs, very worn, one dated 164-. (Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.369).

Listing NGR: SP3169145514

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
307266
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Wedgewood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1981), 369

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: 31 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/06958/17
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