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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

List entry Number: 1089699

Location

CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE, THE STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
GloucestershireCotswoldDistrict AuthorityDidmarton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 06-Sep-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 130397

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History

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Details

DIDMARTON THE STREET ST 8287 (south side) 15/82 Church of St. Lawrence 6.9.54 GV I

Redundant Anglican church. Medieval, possibly C13 core, but much rebuilt in C18, mostly disused after building of new village Church of St Michael and All Angels (q.v.) in 1872; now vested in Redundant Churches Fund. Rubble stone, with ashlar west wall on moulded plinth, stone slate roof with coped gables and saddles tones. L-shape with north transept almost on plane of chancel east wall, small south porch. North transept has Geometrical 3-light window partly blocked at base, circular clockface above and small restored bellcote on ridge with pyramidal roof, moulded cornice, cusped eaves and weathercock. Large single lights all of C18, arched to east and west, rounded heads to north and chamfered square-headed openings on south side. South porch has plain chamfered outer arch, inner semi-circular headed roll- moulded arch with door of 6 fielded panels and 2 fielded quadrant panels over, and stone side seats. Interior remains in C18 form, with galleries formerly in transept and at west end and pews on north side all now removed. Box pews remain on south side with triple-decker pulpit with minister's and clerk's desks, all set into moulded wooden arch framed across and within the 2 window reveals. Small sanctuary has original rails, and large painted Decalogue board now rests against west wall. Small box pews flank sanctuary, possibly originally for children. Hat pegs remain on upper level indicating former presence of galleries. Oak pulpit is half-octagon with tester with inlaid panel, and still with original eyelets around lower part for hangings. Font has Norman stem and C14 octagonal bowl with C18 wooden cover. Several fine wall tablets of C18 and C19, and several C17 ledger slabs including some to Codrington family, builders of the Manor House (q.v.). (David Verey, Buildings of England: Gloucestershire - the Cotswolds, 1979; local information booklet)

Listing NGR: ST8223487443

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 1 The Cotswolds, (1970)

National Grid Reference: ST 82232 87443

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