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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade II* Listed Building in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3042 / 52°18'15"N

Longitude: -1.0815 / 1°4'53"W

OS Eastings: 462724

OS Northings: 267744

OS Grid: SP627677

Mapcode National: GBR 9SX.HDR

Mapcode Global: VHCV7.6BLX

Plus Code: 9C4W8W39+M9

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 18 January 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203352

English Heritage Legacy ID: 361096

Location: Long Buckby, West Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN6

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Long Buckby

Built-Up Area: Long Buckby

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Long Buckby St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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(North side)
SP66NW Church of St. Lawrence

Church. Medieval. Restored 1862 by G.G. Scott and 1883-7 by W. Bassett-Smith
when aisles of 1774 were gothicised. Coursed ironstone rubble and ashlar.
Chancel, nave, aisles extending over first bay of chancel, north and south,
south porch, west tower. Chancel has 3-light Decorated windows to east end and
north and south sides with C19 tracery. Blocked round-headed door at east end of
south aisle. Nave has clerestory with C19 circular windows. Stone dated 1774
below second window from west end of north aisle. C18 lead rainwater heads and
pipes. C19 south porch. Leaded roofs behind plain parapets. 3-stage battlemented
west tower has shallow offset buttresses separated by shafts. Pointed arch top
frieze, corner gargoyles. Small lancet window to south side of middle stage;
lancet window to west end of ground floor above blocked doorway. Interior:
chancel has piscina with cusped arch and 3 seat sedilia with C19 cusped heads.
Double hollow-chamfered arches on north side of west bay of chancel, the inner
arch resting on corbels with fleurons, formerly framing tomb, of which cut-off
end survives on east side. Blocked window above. Double chamfered arch in
corresponding bay on south side, the inner arch resting on polygonal responds,
blocked square window above. Double-chamfered chancel arch, inner arch resting
on polygonal responds. Nave arcades of four bays with double-chamfered arches on
octagonal piers. East window by Evans Bros. of Shrewsbury commemorating
Shropshire vicar d.1858. Parish chest. Monument to Cilena l'Anson Bradley,
d.1726 aged 12 years: bust in square niche with draped round arch head supported
on pilasters, draped apron with inscription and fringed edge, signed John Hunt,
Northampton on base of bust - in north choir vestry. Other late C18 and early
C19 wall monuments.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.296; Whellans' Directory of
Northamptonshire, 1874; Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire, 1890).

Listing NGR: SP6272467744

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