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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: WEST TOWER OF THE OLD CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

List entry Number: 1257511

Location

WEST TOWER OF THE OLD CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE, LAWRENCE STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
YorkUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1954

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 463791

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History

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Details

YORK

SE6151SW LAWRENCE STREET 1112-1/23/539 (South side (off)) 14/06/54 West Tower of the Old Church of St Lawrence

GV I

Formerly known as: Tower of Old Church of St Lawrence HULL ROAD. Church tower. Late C12 with C13 alterations; top storey added C15, and C12 former north doorway of nave re-erected against east wall when nave and chancel demolished in 1881-3. Roughly squared limestone rubble, the upper stage in larger and more regular blocks. Windows of bell stage infilled with brick. Roof hidden by parapet. PLAN: square. EXTERIOR: the doorway has a semicircular arch of 4 orders: the inner order has plain voussoirs springing from moulded imposts over scalloped capitals; the second order has an interlace above 2 monsters springing from capitals also carved with monsters; the 2 outer orders are carved with formalised foliage. Behind, a semicircular rear arch springing from chamfered imposts is probably the original tower arch of the late C12. On the south side the middle stage has 2 narrow blocked chamfered openings, the upper one with a pointed head. On the west side the lowest stage has a blocked Tudor-arched window, and the middle stage has a blocked pointed window. The north side has a blocked pointed window to the middle stage. Above and below the bell stage there are moulded string courses. Gargoyles remain at the south-west and south-east corners, and the parapet is a C20 rebuilding with plain corner pinnacles. The bell opening are of 2 trefoiled lights under straight heads with hood moulds. INTERIOR: not inspected. (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments of the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO: 1975-: 24-5).

Listing NGR: SE6122651303

Selected Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York IV East, (1975), 24-25

National Grid Reference: SE 61225 51303

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