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Latitude: 51.9223 / 51°55'20"N
Longitude: -1.1571 / 1°9'25"W
OS Eastings: 458063
OS Northings: 225202
OS Grid: SP580252
Mapcode National: GBR 8X4.G92
Mapcode Global: VHCWX.WYN7
Entry Name: Church of St Laurence
Listing Date: 7 December 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1046533
English Heritage Legacy ID: 243417
Location: Caversfield, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX27
Civil Parish: Caversfield
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Bicester with Caversfield
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SP52NE CAVERSFIELD A41
2/32 Church of St. Laurence
Church. C10/C11, late C12 and C13, restored and partly rebuilt 1874 by Henry
Woodyer. Coursed and random limestone rubble with ashlar dressings;
Stonesfield-slate and concrete plain-tile roofs. Chancel, aisled nave and west
tower. C13 chancel has a pair of lancets in the east wall and, to south, a
further lancet plus a 2-light Decorated window and a square-headed C15 window;
vestry to north is C19 and includes a 3-light Decorated-style window below a
gable. Rebuilt aisles, in coursed rubble, have small lancets but, to north, a
short gabled projection contains a re-used C12 doorway of 2 orders with engaged
shafts, an inner roll, and an outer band of undercut chevrons. The pre-Conquest
base of the 3-stage tower has small windows to north and south with external
splays, other windows and all quoins have been renewed and the roof has rebuilt
gables facing east and west. Interior: chancel has deep splays to the lancets, a
small aumbry, a trefoiled piscina, and a restored archway to the north; chancel
arch has C19 responds; 2-bay, nave arcades have Transitional round piers with
corner spurs and knob-volute capitals (partly restored), above which are
elaborate C13 arches with multiple-roll moulding and dog-tooth ornament; C19
tower arch; all roofs C19 with arch-braced collar trusses and curved windbraces.
Monuments include several brasses and fragments, mostly removed from their
casements, the elaborately-panelled C15 tomb chest of John Langston (died 1487),
some C17 ledgers, and a group of C18 and C19 wall tablets below the tower. C12
font has arcaded sides. The early-C13 bell below the tower is the oldest
inscribed bell in England
(Buildings of England: 0xfordshire, pp.523/4.
Listing NGR: SP5806325202
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