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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade I Listed Building in Chicheley, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes

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Latitude: 52.1037 / 52°6'13"N

Longitude: -0.6807 / 0°40'50"W

OS Eastings: 490458

OS Northings: 245864

OS Grid: SP904458

Mapcode National: GBR F0Y.2QC

Mapcode Global: VHFQB.5D04

Plus Code: 9C4X4839+FP

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 17 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289597

English Heritage Legacy ID: 396766

Location: Chicheley, Milton Keynes, MK16

County: Milton Keynes

Civil Parish: Chicheley

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


3/16 Church of St.Lawrence



Parish Church. C14 nave and N. aisle, C15 central tower, C16 clerestory
and 2 storey S. porch, chancel dated 1708 on rainwater head. Rubble
limestone with ashlar dressings to chancel, ironstone to tower. Flat
lead roofs, tiles and stone coped gable to S. porch. Battlemented parapets
to nave and N. aisle. 4 clerestory windows, 1 C15 window to S. walk
of nave, C14 W. window and blocked N. door. Tall tower with shallow
buttresses and long C15 windows below string under paired bellchamber
windows, battlemented parapet with string at foot, large gargoyles
at corners and central wrought iron scroll weathervane chancel,
E. wall has Corinthian pilasters on plinths each side supporting
sections of entablature and pediment with trophy of arms in
tympanum and vases on corners. Between the pilasters are 2 niches
with shell heads, architraves supported on pilasters and projecting
moulded aprons. S. elevation has cornice carried round and similar
pilaster at E. end. 2 windows with C19 gothic tracery inserted,
enclosed in architrave under bolection frieze, cornice and segmental
pediment, flanking a central door with eaves architrave,carved
scull brackets supporting frieze, cornice and scroll pediment with
central coat of arms. (Carving is by William Oldfield). Interior:
Nave has C14 arcade of 3 bays, C18 dados. Tower has C18 ringers
gallery, formed into roodloft with screen by J.N. Comper 1905.
Tall tower arches and lierne vault above. C18 chancel screen with
slender oak Doric columns supporting 3 moulded oak arches with keyblocks,
central opening with wrought iron gate with scroll side panels and top
with scrolls and foliage. Chancel has enriched plaster ceiling and
cornice, panelled dado. Floor of black and white marble. Arcaded
reredos with 3 text panels divided by Corinthian pilasters supporting
entablature with carved frieze and pediment panel with side scrolls
over central panel C18 altar and altar rails with turned barley-sugar
balusters. Monuments in N. aisle include Anthony Cave 1554 erected
1576 with skeleton in a shroud on a sarcophagus in front of inscription
panel with strapwork scrolls. Above floating on either side of a
table are 2 sond and 6 daughters, flanked by caryatids with Doric
capitals standing on plinths and supporting a canopy, entablature with
frieze of triglypus and roundels, and pediment, Monument to Sir
Anthony Chester 1637 and Dame Elizabeth his wife 1629 has effigies
kneeling either side of a desk on a flat marble shelf supported and
plinth, flanked by fluted marble conrinthian columns and pilasters
supporting entablature with floral frieze and large central coat of
arms with scroll supports, soffit panelled and enriched. Brass
with encised skeleton and shield with Cave arms, Brass to Anthony
Cave 1558. Chancel N. wall large black and white marble monument
to Sir Anthony Chester 1697 and Mary his wife 1710 with inscription,
curved broken pediment and achievement of arms.

Listing NGR: SP9045645864

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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