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Parish Church of St Laurence

A Grade I Listed Building in Weston Underwood, Olney, Milton Keynes

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Latitude: 52.1448 / 52°8'41"N

Longitude: -0.7393 / 0°44'21"W

OS Eastings: 486363

OS Northings: 250366

OS Grid: SP863503

Mapcode National: GBR CYY.KX1

Mapcode Global: VHDSN.4CH3

Plus Code: 9C4X47V6+W7

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Laurence

Listing Date: 17 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115832

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351172

Location: Weston Underwood, Milton Keynes, MK46

County: Milton Keynes

Civil Parish: Weston Underwood

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Weston Underwood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(south east side)

1/264 Parish Church of St.Lawrence


- I

Parish church. C12 nave, mid C13 aisles and west bays of nave,
c1380 chancel, c1400 nave arcade east bays and clerestory, mid C15
porch and west tower. Stone rubble with stone dressings. Slate roofs
to nave and chancel, lead to aisles, porch old clay tiles. 2 bay -
chancel, 4 bay aisled nave, west tower and north porch. Chancel east
window of 3-lights with elaborate tracery and moulded label. 2 north
and south windows each of 2-lights with quatrefoils. Nave aisles have
towards each end flat headed 3-light windows with trefoiled ogee lights
and tracery. On south side between these is C13 doorway with chamfered
Jambs and label with grotesque head stops. North door C14 with moulded
jambs and plain label. Porch outer entrance has moulded jambs and label,
in each side wall a single trefoiled light. Clerestory has on each
side 3 windows, each of 2 trefoiled lights with a quatrefoil and plain
label. West tower of 2 stages, lower stage has diagonal west buttresses
and west door of 2 chamfered orders and 2-light window above. 2-light
belfry windows of 2 cinquefoiled lights and tracery. Battlemented parapet
and C18 ogee leaded cupola with wrought iron weather vane. Interior:
Chancel has aumbry to north and piscina to south with cinquefoil head
and octofoil basin. Chancel arch of c1330 of 2 chamfered orders,triple
shafts and moulded caps and bases. Lood stair entry to left in nave.
Nave arcade of 2 chamfered orders with octagonal or circular moulded
caps. Aisle roofs have some old principals with curved wall brackets.
other ceilings flat. Octagonal font C15 on base with traceried panels
in each of which is shield. C17 font cover, communion table and communion
rails, the last with twisted balusters. Brasses. John Olney, c1400,
on north aisle wall, marginal inscriptions with evangelist symbols to
corners and shield within. South aisle wall brass effigies to Elizabeth
wife of Sir Walter Hungerford and Secondly of Sir Roger Throckmorton,
and her 5 daughters. She died in 1571. On south aisle east wall
Throckmorton family monument, C17.Panelled Corinthian pilasters, broken
entablature and scroll pediment with central cartouche of arms, standing
on base mould with curved scroll brackets under pilasters and fringed
drapery and cherub's head between. East window has c1300 stained glass.
3 upper lights have censing angels flanking Christ, and 6 light below
have a bishop and 5 Apostles. Medieval glass also in upper lights of
2 chancel north windows and west window of south side.

Listing NGR: SP8636350365

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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