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Church of St Laurence

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Challow, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.5926 / 51°35'33"N

Longitude: -1.4721 / 1°28'19"W

OS Eastings: 436666

OS Northings: 188328

OS Grid: SU366883

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y4.0N9

Mapcode Global: VHC11.F7MF

Entry Name: Church of St Laurence

Listing Date: 24 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052756

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251277

Location: West Challow, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: West Challow

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

2/178 Church of St. Laurence


Church. Late C12; late C13 chancel; restored in mid C19. Roughcast over
limestone walling; limestone ashlar dressings; stone slate roof; C20 lateral
brick stack on limestone ashlar base. Nave and chancel. Late C13 two-light east
window, angle buttresses. Side walls of chancel have C15 two-light square-headed
windows. South side of nave has mid C19 Plate-tracery 2-light windows flanking
early C16 four-centred moulded and blocked doorway. North side of nave has mid
C19 two-light C15 style window and late C12 round-headed doorway with waterleaf
capitals to single order of shafts. C15 gabled porch has cusped and decorative
bargeboard; timber structure and screens to sides over low limestone rubble wall
restored in mid C19. West gable has angle buttresses, late C13 trefoil-headed
lancet and late C13 double bellcote. Gabled roof. Interior: Chancel has 2
corbels for statues, piscina restored in mid C19, wall tablet to Elizabeth
Hobbs, d.1757, and John Hobbs, d.1730. C15 chancel screen with one-light
divisions. Nave has early C17 panelled pulpit and C13 tub-shaped font. C18
tie-beam roof. Stained glass: Mid/late C19, except fragments of C15 glass at top
of east window.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, pp.262-3).

Listing NGR: SU3666688328

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