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Church of St Laud

A Grade I Listed Building in Sherington, Milton Keynes

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Latitude: 52.1123 / 52°6'44"N

Longitude: -0.7015 / 0°42'5"W

OS Eastings: 489019

OS Northings: 246788

OS Grid: SP890467

Mapcode National: GBR CZD.HH3

Mapcode Global: VHDSV.S5JK

Entry Name: Church of St Laud

Listing Date: 17 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1212353

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351047

Location: Sherington, Milton Keynes, MK16

County: Milton Keynes

Civil Parish: Sherington

Built-Up Area: Sherington

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Sherington with Chicheley, North Crawley, Astwood and Hardmead

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text



17.11.66 Parish Church of
St. Laud.


Parish church. Nave, north aisle and crossing mid C13, south aisle and
porch mid C14. Chancel rebuilt, upper part of central tower, clerestory,
nave and aisle timber roofs c1475. Limestone rubble and dressings. Lead
roofs, but old plain tiles to chancel roof. Plain parapets to nave and
aisles, battlemented to tower and west end. The plan consists of a 2 bay
chancel with C19 north vestry. Central tower, then 4 bay aisled nave with
2 storey south porch. Perpendicular 3-light chancel windows. Central
tower is of three storeys. At east angles are diagonal buttresses and to
south west semi-octagonal stair turret. Below belfry stage which has pairs
of tall 2-light windows are 3 centred relieving arches. Nave south aisle
has 2 south windows of 3-lights with flowing elaborate tracery of c1330.

Then 2 storey porch with diagonal buttresses, a north west stair turret.
2 order outer entrance arch. Inside stone benches along side walls with
trefoil leaded tracered blind arcades over To left of porch 3-light geometric
decorated window having 3 cusped circles. West elevation has large 5-light
window of C15, cinquefoil lights, vertical tracery and 2-centred head.
Clerestory has 4 windows of 3 uncusped lights in 4 centred heads. North
aisle has on north wall 2, 2-light windows, east one C16, the west c 1340.
C14 central doorway. 3-light windows to east wall of aisles. Interior. Central
tower has east and west arches of 3 chamfered orders to 3 engaged circular
shafts. Nave north arcade circular piers with C13 moulded bases and capitals
large square plinths. 2 chamfered orders to arches. Apparently rebuilt c1500.
South arcade similar but with octagonal piers and C14 moulded bases and
capitals. Nave roof, early C16, low pitched with moulded tie-beams, purlins
and wall plate, resting on shield corbels. North aisle roof similar but with
angel corbels. South aisle roof similar, but without angels. Porch has stone
vault with carved boss. Piscine in north aisle, partly obscured by nave
north wall, trefoil head, C13, South aisle ogee headed C14 Triple sedilia
in chancel, C15 font octagonal with moulded panels having saints under crocketed
ogee arches. Stem has tracered panels. C15 1783 brass 'spider' candelabrum.
Pulpit C18 RCHM 11 259 MON. 1

Listing NGR: SP8901046787

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