St Laurence, Ludlow

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Parish Church. Mainly 15th century, with 13th century and 14th century fragments. Restored by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, and Sir A Blomfield. Ashlar sandstone; coursed rubble; lead roof. Nave and aisles, transept, chancel, chancel chapels and north vestry. 13th century south doorway; 14th century hexagonal south porch, north aisle and north and south transepts; 15th century features include the nave and arcade with clerestory and rich timber roof; chancel, transepts and crossing; crossing tower. INTERIOR: c1447 stalls, altered 19th century, with fine misericords; rood screen; stained glass, much restored; monuments to Sir Robert Townshend 1581 and wife, Edmund Walter 1592 and wife, Edward Woties 1635, Ambrosia Sydney 1580, Theophilus Salway 1760, Sir John Brydgeman 1637 and wife, Dame Mary Eure 1612 and husband 1616. The largest parish church in Shropshire, 203ft long with tower 135ft tall.


Opening Arrangements

Daily, 10am-5pm, save for Christmas Day when the church closes at 1pm.


Situated in the heart of the historic town. Rail: Ludlow (0.5 miles). Bus: local services only.

Parking Spaces


Nearest car park is 0.3 miles (Market-Castle car park)

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes