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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade II Listed Building in Fishergate, York

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Latitude: 53.9538 / 53°57'13"N

Longitude: -1.0688 / 1°4'7"W

OS Eastings: 461203

OS Northings: 451258

OS Grid: SE612512

Mapcode National: GBR NQZQ.DF

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.KW79

Plus Code: 9C5WXW3J+GF

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 24 June 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257509

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463789

ID on this website: 101257509

Location: St Lawrence Church, Foss Islands, York, North Yorkshire, YO10

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Fishergate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: York St Lawrence with St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: York

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1112-1/23/538 (South side)
24/06/83 Church of St Lawrence


Parish church. 1881-93. By JG Hall of Canterbury.
MATERIALS: Kentish rag with ashlar dressings and moulded and
chamfered plinths; stone coped slate roofs, those to nave and
transepts steeply pitched, pent to aisles, vestry and south
chapel; plain stone eaves parapets, pierced and arcaded over
the apse, with stone waterspouts; cast-iron guttering and
integral rainwater goods. Stone gable crosses to transepts and
west end; east end has metal wheel cross. Cast-iron guttering
and integral rainwater goods.
Gothic Revival style.
PLAN: 2-bay apsidal chancel, north vestry and south chapel;
north and south transepts; 5-bay aisled nave with south door;
north west tower with north doors: clerestory to all parts
except tower.
EXTERIOR: buttressed east end has single tall lancet beneath
corbel stopped hoodmould to each face. Moulded sillstring
continues beneath lancets in angle buttressed east ends of
vestry and chapel. Vestry bays separated by 2-stage buttress:
to east is 2-centred arched doorway of 3 orders with
continuous hollow chamfers on each side of attached shafts
with bulbous capitals; above is short lancet: to west are
paired lancets. Above vestry, chancel has two clerestory
lights of paired lancets. On south side, chapel has paired
lancets in south wall: above are two clerestory lights to
chancel as on north side.
Transepts are angle buttressed and have tall gable end windows
of 3 stepped lancets recessed in 2-centred arches on detached
filleted shafts with bulbous capitals: hoodmould has foliate
stops. Dropped sillstring is moulded and filleted and returned
around buttresses. To the east, both transepts have 2-centred
hollow chamfer stopped doorways and two pairs of clerestory
North and south aisles articulated by 2-stage buttresses
between tripled lancets except in westernmost bays where
lancets are paired. South door in double hollow chamfered
2-centred arch flanked by narrow lancets and with paired short
lancets above. Clerestory lights are single lancets with
Angle buttressed west end has double doors in 2-centred arch.
West window is treated as transept windows with filleted and
moulded sillstring and foliated stops.
4-stage tower is buttressed to full height and has string
courses between stages. To north are two doorways separated by
3-stage gabled buttress. Both doorways are 2-centred arches of
3 orders as for vestry door, with filleted hoodmould with

block stops. Above are two pairs of tall lancets with attached
centre shafts with bulbous capitals and shaft rings. Filleted
sillstring returns around buttresses. West face has similar
second stage windows separated by buttress. Each belfry face
has opening of paired louvred lancets in hollow chamfered
2-centred arches springing from piers with moulded imposts.
Moulded corbel cornice beneath plain parapet and octagonal
broach spire. At the base of the north and south faces of the
spire are clock faces in moulded stone panels with ogee heads.
All doors are of nail studded boarding and have good
wrought-ironwork. Unless indicated otherwise, all paired and
tripled lancet windows have arcaded hoodmoulds with block
stops; and all openings are double hollow chamfered.
INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: SE6120351258

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