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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade II Listed Building in Chapel and Hill Chorlton, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.9369 / 52°56'12"N

Longitude: -2.2798 / 2°16'47"W

OS Eastings: 381294

OS Northings: 337760

OS Grid: SJ812377

Mapcode National: GBR 03N.SK9

Mapcode Global: WH9C0.YFKV

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 17 November 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1029826

English Heritage Legacy ID: 362546

Location: Chapel and Hill Chorlton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5

County: Staffordshire

District: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Civil Parish: Chapel and Hill Chorlton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Chapel Chorlton St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 83 NW

Church of St Lawrence

Parish church. Medieval origins, entirely reconstructed in 1826-7 by
James Trubshaw Junior. Sandstone ashlar (with especially large blocks
below the plinth to nave and chancel), slate roof. Classical style;
nave and chancel in one, west tower. Tower: the basic fabric is
probably medieval (see the roll-moulded plinth and the tool marks on
the masonry), but the windows, along with the buttresses, parapet with
cornice and corner obelisks, are all of 1827; round-headed west window
with raised keystone and imposts has cast-iron Y-tracery with transoms;
above is a narrow rectangular slit (?medieval) and to the belfry stage
4 openings with plain Y-tracery and wooden louvres. Nave and chancel
in one. The west wall on the south side (which protrudes slightly from
the tower) appears to be medieval, but all the rest is Trubshaw's work;
5 bays, round-headed windows with tracery as in the west window; in
the second bay from the west (south side) a plain pedimented doorway;
the East window is different - a blocked tripartite opening with lunette
above; moulded eaves cornice with obelisks at the corners and a small
cross on a globular base to the east gable. Interior: round tower arch
(1827) filled by organ. Good C17 pulpit with blank arches and rosettes
above; some C17 woodwork is also incorporated in a prayer desk on the
north side of the early C19 altar rails; tub-shaped font (C12?) on a
late C19 base; all..the other fittings are of this latter or more
recent date. Monuments: brass tablets on the north wall to Francis
Carlose (died 1722) and Elizabeth Lander (died 1764). B.O.E., p.96.

Listing NGR: SJ8129437760

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