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South Northamptonshire (District Authority)
Marston St. Lawrence
National Grid Reference:
SP 53622 42075


MARSTON ST. LAWRENCE HIGH STREET SP54SW (East side) 7/143 Church of St. Lawrence 04/02/69

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Parish church. C13 and C14 with Perpendicular additions. Coursed squared ironstone and limestone. Chancel, nave and aisles, north porch, west tower. East chancel window is Perpendicular of 4 lights. North and south chancel windows, also Perpendicular, have 2 lights with transoms. All south aisle windows are late Perpendicular of 2- and 3- arched uncusped lights with square heads. North porch Victorian. North doorway Decorated, with continuous mouldings. North aisle has 2- and 3-light Decorated windows with flowing tracery and hoods with head stops. Clerestory, Perpendicular, has windows with 2 cusped ogee lights and square heads. Perpendicular west tower of 3 stages with castellated parapet. Interior: Chancel has C14 sedilia with 3 seats under a crocketed ogee canopies. Piscina of same date. Easter sepulchre with ogee arched recess. Flanking altar are 2 canopied niches with crocketed pinnacles. Stairs to former rood-loft between chancel and south aisle. South arcade C13 of four bays with round piers and moulded capitals and double hollow-chamfered arches. North arcade, Decorated, of 4 bays with 2 continuous chamfered orders. Nave roof C14-C15 with tracery in spandrels. South aisle roof late Perpendicular with rosette bosses. Font C14-C15 octagonal with blind tracery. Screen in tower arch dated 1610, partly made up from a reredos with panels inscribed with Creed and Lord's Prayer, has 4 half-columns ornamented with bosses and diamond studding. Elaborately carved entablature surmounted by scrolls and 4 figures. Screen in north aisle, Perpendicular. C18 wall tablets include memorial to Sir John Blencowe died 1726 signed by Edward Stanton and Horsnaile. Architectural tablet with urn and cartouche. William Walmesley died 1809 by R. Westmacott. Marble tablet with scroll pediment and Adam style decoration. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p. 302-3).

Listing NGR: SP5362242075


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1961), 302-3


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: 01 Jul 2004
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