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IoE Number: 33326
Photographer: Mr Robert Mair LRPS
Date Photographed: 14 August 1999
Date listed: 09 February 1961
Date of last amendment: 09 February 1961
Grade II*

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WICK ST. LAWRENCE C.P.ST 36 NE2/3Parish Church of St. Lawrence9.2.61

WICK ST. LAWRENCE C.P. ST 36 NE 2/3 Parish Church of St. Lawrence 9.2.61 G.V. II* Parish Church. C15; largely rebuilt and heavily restored in 1864-65 by Foster and Wood of Bristol. Coursed, squared rubble, freestone dressings, plain tile nave roof, slate roof to chancel and vestry. West tower, 3 bay nave, south porch, 2 bay chancel, north vestry. Tower: 3 stage with south west polygonal stair turret; first stage has diagonal buttresses and moulded west door with fleurons and head stops and restored west window; plain second stage with single light windows; plain 2-light windows to third stage; plain parapet with tiny pinnacles. Nave, bays divided by buttresses with set backs; 3-light windows under dripmoulds with figurative carved stops; to north, polygonal, 2 stage rood stair turret with gargoyles and plain cap. South porch is 2 storeys gabled with moulded doorway and 2-light window over; similar inner door with empty figure niche over stoup. Chancel is lower than nave and has diagonal buttresses blocked south priests door and 3-light perpendicular east window. North vestry of 1865 has freestone quoins and window dressings, 3-light cusped windows under square hoodmoulds and a prominent stack. Interior has moulded perpendicular tower arch, restored chancel arch and embattled wall plate to chancel roof. Everything rebuilt or scraped. C15 freestone pulpit of the highest quality; decorated panels adorn pulpit and pedestal and are surmounted by various ornate friezes. Rood stair doors survive, lower has moulded surround. Tub font, probably Norman. Tablets: Sheppard 1716, Sheppard 1725. Sources: The Story of Wick St. Lawrence. S. Redman.Pevsner: Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol.

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