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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade II Listed Building in Fyfield and Tubney, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6903 / 51°41'25"N

Longitude: -1.3713 / 1°22'16"W

OS Eastings: 443556

OS Northings: 199249

OS Grid: SU435992

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y7.VHB

Mapcode Global: VHCXZ.5SX2

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 25 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048405

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249553

Location: Fyfield and Tubney, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX13

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Fyfield and Tubney

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Fyfield with Tubney

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU49NW (North side)
5/55 Church of St. Lawrence
25/01/72 (Formerly listed as Church of
St. Lawrences)


Church. 1844-7, by Augustus Northmore Welby Pugin for Magdalene College, Oxford. Coursed limestone rubble, ashlar dressings; gabled stone slate roof with crested ridge tiles; concrete tile roof to vestry and adjoining part of chancel roof; stone gable end stack to vestry. Chancel with north vestry, nave with west bellcote. Gothic Revival style. Decorated-style 3-light east window. Vestry has plain pointed doorway and shallow pointed moulded surrounds to 2-light windows. Two-bay chancel and 4-bay nave have one- and 2-light trefoil-headed windows. Gabled south porch to left has plain pointed chamfered doorways. Offset buttresses at all bay divisions: west bellcote supported by offset buttress at centre of west wall.
Interior: chancel has finely carved reredos, benches with carved bench
ends, communion rail and priest's chair with curved stretchers. Encaustic tile
floor: trussed rafter roof with embattled wall plate has fine stencilled
painting, probably by Pugin. Nave has pulpit, lectern and some benches with
carved ends by Pugin. Octagonal font, with carved panels and bowl supports,
given by Queen Adelaide. 3 fine chandeliers, and 3 candelabra on each wall. The
plans by Pugin (dated 1844) and much correspondence relating to the church's
building survive at Magdelene College, Oxford. The church cost £596 to build:
Pugin wrote, "I first drew it out with a Tower, but it then cost 645, so I have
altered it into a Belfry". This church was Pugin's only Anglican commission.
(For watercolours, drawing and plan signed by Pugin 1844 see Magdalene College
MS 743; Buildings of England: Berkshire, pp.242-3; V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV,
p.300; P. Stanton, Pugin, 1971, pp.132 and 205).

Listing NGR: SU4355699249

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