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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade II Listed Building in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0081 / 52°0'29"N

Longitude: -0.5278 / 0°31'40"W

OS Eastings: 501146

OS Northings: 235428

OS Grid: TL011354

Mapcode National: GBR G3M.5CC

Mapcode Global: VHFQS.SSVG

Plus Code: 9C4X2F5C+6V

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312002

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38089

Location: Steppingley, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Steppingley

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Steppingley

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text



4/104 Church of St Lawrence


Parish church. 1858-60 by Henry Clutton for the Duke of Bedford, to replace
the collapsed medieval church. Coursed ironstone with Bath stone dressings.
Slate roofs. Chancel, N vestry, nave, S porch, N aisle, W tower. Style is a
generalised developed Gothic. Chancel: 3-light pointed-arched E window with
geometrical tracery. Single light and 2-light window in similar style to S
elevation. N vestry/organ chamber: in form of transept with smaller lean-to
block. N gable has rose window with geometrical tracery. Archways give onto
N aisle and chancel. Nave: 4-bay N arcade surmounted by 4 clerestory
windows, all of 2-lights under cambered heads with exaggerated cusping. S
elevation has 2 single lights surmounted by 4 clerestory windows matching N
ones. Plain parapets. S porch: gabled, with pointed archway and small
quatrefoils to W and E. N aisle: low, with 4 quatrefoils and plain parapet.
W tower: 3 stages with embattled parapet. Stair turret within SW angle has
octagonal top rising above parapet. Bell-stage has pointed-arched 2-light
windows, again with pronounced cusping. Middle stage has small single lights.
Ground stage has pointed-arched 2-light window. Interior: rather plain.
Chancel has reset C15 piscina from old church.

Listing NGR: TL0114635428

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

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