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Church of St Laurence and Attached Railings

A Grade I Listed Building in Ludlow, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.3683 / 52°22'5"N

Longitude: -2.7187 / 2°43'7"W

OS Eastings: 351160

OS Northings: 274712

OS Grid: SO511747

Mapcode National: GBR BK.RZ8J

Mapcode Global: VH843.TQLV

Plus Code: 9C4V979J+8G

Entry Name: Church of St Laurence and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 15 April 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202794

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389846

ID on this website: 101202794

Location: St Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Ludlow

Built-Up Area: Ludlow

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Ludlow St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

Tagged with: Church of England parish church

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The entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27 June 2017.


Church of St Laurence and attached railings

(Formerly listed as Church of St Lawrence and attached railings)


Parish Church. Mainly C15, with C13 and C14 fragments. Restored by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, and Sir A Blomfield. Ashlar sandstone; coursed rubble; lead roof.

Nave and aisles, transept, chancel, chancel chapels and north vestry. C13 south doorway; C14 hexagonal south porch, north aisle and north and south transepts; C15 features include the nave and arcade, with clerestory and rich timber roof; chancel, transepts and crossing; crossing tower.

INTERIOR: c1447 stalls, altered C19, with fine misericords; rood screen; stained glass, much restored; monuments to Sir Robert Townshend 1581 and wife, Edmund Walter 1592 and wife, Edward Woties 1635, Ambrosia Sydney 1580, Theophilus Salway 1760, Sir John Brydgeman 1637 and wife, Dame Mary Eure 1612 and husband 1616.
The largest parish church in Shropshire, 203ft long with tower 135ft tall.

Listing NGR: SO5116074705

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