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Church of St Laurence

A Grade II Listed Building in Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.1646 / 52°9'52"N

Longitude: -1.8538 / 1°51'13"W

OS Eastings: 410095

OS Northings: 251828

OS Grid: SP100518

Mapcode National: GBR 3KP.64R

Mapcode Global: VHB0G.TVBG

Plus Code: 9C4W547W+VF

Entry Name: Church of St Laurence

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Last Amended: 13 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200681

English Heritage Legacy ID: 305042

ID on this website: 101200681

Location: St Laurence's Church, Bidford-on-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, B50

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Town: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Bidford-on-Avon

Built-Up Area: Bidford-on-Avon

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Bidford-on-Avon

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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(South side)
10/30 Church of St. Laurence
01/02/67 (Formerly listed as Church of
St. Lawrence)

- II

Parish Church. c.1250 Nave and aisles rebuilt by Joseph Lattimore; restored
1886-7. North vestry 1914. Coursed limestone chancel and tower, lias ashlar
nave and aisles cement parapets. Chancel and vestry roofs of tile, nave and
aisles of slate. Aisled nave, chancel and west tower, north porch and south-
west and north-east vestries. Chancel has moulded plinth to east wall and angle
buttresses. Trefoiled lancets throughout: 3 to the south, 2 to the north. Late
C19 east window of 3 stepped lancets and foils, with detached shafts inside.
Aisles have limestone plinths, and buttresses, and 4 straight-headed windows of
3 arched lights. North porch has double-leaf round-arched door with hood mould.
Tower in 2 stages: lower stage with heavily battered plinth and massive south-
east buttress. Renewed round-headed west window. Second sotrey south window of
2 very small round-headed lights. Bell stage has single-trefoiled straight-
headed openings. Crenellated parapet on moulded cornice. Interior: Chancel has
C19 panelled wagon roof and early English style chancel arch of 1886. Nave has
3-bay arcades with round piers and arches, and simple king post roof. Nave and
aisle walls of whitewashed plaster. 2-centred tower arch, with former roof-
line visible above. Fittings: Reredos of l865, C19 altar rails and encaustic
paving, C19 stained glass. Monuments: Lady Stepwith 1655, chancel south wall:
bust with coat of arms. Several C18 wall monuments in aisles.
(Buildings of England : Warwickshire p.92., V.C.H. Warwickshire III p.55).

Listing NGR: SP1011051887

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