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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade I Listed Building in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.347 / 51°20'49"N

Longitude: -2.2538 / 2°15'13"W

OS Eastings: 382419

OS Northings: 160914

OS Grid: ST824609

Mapcode National: GBR 1SC.F0K

Mapcode Global: VH96V.WDCQ

Plus Code: 9C3V8PWW+RF

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 18 April 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1036034

English Heritage Legacy ID: 312528

ID on this website: 101036034

Location: Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bradford-on-Avon

Built-Up Area: Bradford on Avon

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bradford-on-Avon Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Tagged with: Church building Anglo-Saxon architecture

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18-APR-52 (North side)


This building is of exceptional archaeological value and until the discovery,
in 1856, of its ecclesiastical origin by Canon Jones of Bradford, had
been in use as a "skull house" and then as a free School. Saxon, C10.
(Some authorities give C8 but present appearance suggests the later date.)
Consisting of:- Nave (25ft long x 13ft wide) Chancel (13ft long x 10ft
6in. wide) and north porch. Feature of building is its great height in
relation to area. Coursed rubble with some ashlar, all roofs high-pitched
with stone tiles. Nave exterior in 3 stages separated by plain string
courses and plinth course. Lower stage plain except for vertical pilaster
strips joining plinth and string courses. Middle stage has arcading
feature consisting of pilasters supporting surface decoration in form
of semi-circular arches. Upper stage plain. East gable of nave shows
traces of upper arcading with reedmoulded pilasters. South wall has narrow
round-headed doorway with pilaster strips and imposts, and round-headed
double-splay window in lower stage. Chancel in 2 stages, lower with vertical
pilasters, and has plinth and string courses with arcading in upper stages
carried right round from nave. Double-splayed round-headed windows in
south wall. Plain gable. North porch in 2 stages with plinth and string
courses, vertical pilasters but no arcading. Remains of reeded pilaster
in gable. Narrow round-headed dooorway with pilaster strip surround and
imposts. Doorway off-set from centre of porch towards western wall.
Interior plain with chancel floor at lower level than that of nave and
chancel arch of typical Saxon type.

All the listed buildings in Church Street the Chantry Little Chantry,
Barton Orchard and the Catholic Church of St Thomas More, Market Street
form a group with Nos 7 and 9 to 19 Barton Orchard, Nos 5 and 6 and 27
to 31 (consec) and wall Newtown.

Listing NGR: ST8241860915

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