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Latitude: 53.9542 / 53°57'15"N
Longitude: -1.0685 / 1°4'6"W
OS Eastings: 461225
OS Northings: 451303
OS Grid: SE612513
Mapcode National: GBR NQZQ.G8
Mapcode Global: WHFC3.KWF0
Plus Code: 9C5WXW3J+MJ
Entry Name: West Tower of the Old Church of St Lawrence
Listing Date: 14 June 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1257511
English Heritage Legacy ID: 463791
ID on this website: 101257511
Location: St Lawrence Church, Foss Islands, York, North Yorkshire, YO10
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
Tagged with: Church tower
SE6151SW LAWRENCE STREET
1112-1/23/539 (South side (off))
14/06/54 West Tower of the Old Church of St
Formerly known as: Tower of Old Church of St Lawrence HULL
Church tower. Late C12 with C13 alterations; top storey added
C15, and C12 former north doorway of nave re-erected against
east wall when nave and chancel demolished in 1881-3. Roughly
squared limestone rubble, the upper stage in larger and more
regular blocks. Windows of bell stage infilled with brick.
Roof hidden by parapet.
EXTERIOR: the doorway has a semicircular arch of 4 orders: the
inner order has plain voussoirs springing from moulded imposts
over scalloped capitals; the second order has an interlace
above 2 monsters springing from capitals also carved with
monsters; the 2 outer orders are carved with formalised
foliage. Behind, a semicircular rear arch springing from
chamfered imposts is probably the original tower arch of the
late C12. On the south side the middle stage has 2 narrow
blocked chamfered openings, the upper one with a pointed head.
On the west side the lowest stage has a blocked Tudor-arched
window, and the middle stage has a blocked pointed window. The
north side has a blocked pointed window to the middle stage.
Above and below the bell stage there are moulded string
courses. Gargoyles remain at the south-west and south-east
corners, and the parapet is a C20 rebuilding with plain corner
pinnacles. The bell opening are of 2 trefoiled lights under
straight heads with hood moulds.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
(An Inventory of the Historical Monuments of the City of York:
RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO: 1975-:
Listing NGR: SE6122651303
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