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IoE Number: 436341
Location: CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE, CHURCH ROAD (north side)
  FRODSHAM, VALE ROYAL, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Dr R. A. Brierley
Date Photographed: 06 July 2005
Date listed: 08 January 1970
Date of last amendment: 08 January 1970
Grade I

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FRODSHAM C.P.CHURCH ROADSJ 57 NW(North Side)2/61Church of St Lawrence.8/1/70

FRODSHAM C.P. CHURCH ROAD SJ 57 NW (North Side) 2/61 Church of St Lawrence. 8/1/70 GV I Church, late C12 with earlier fragments, alterations various dates and restoration by Bodley and Garner 1883. Red sandstone. West tower; nave of 3 1/2 bays with aisles under separate ridges; north and south porches; chancel of 3 bays with 2-bay north and south chapels; crypt vestry west of tower. 3-stage tower has low ramp roof to cellar vestry on west side; diagonal west and square east buttresses; 3-light panel-tracery west window; clock on north and south faces; 2-light bell openings; crenellated parapet. Decorated west window to south aisle; 3-light west window with intersecting tracery to north aisle. North gabled porch, 1724, has plinth, round archway and cornice at impost level. South gabled porch, 1715 has Tuscan pilasters, round archway and ball finials. North aisle has two 3-light curvilinear windows, north chapel two 4-light Tudor-arched panel-tracery windows. South windows rebuilt 1880-83. Small Romanesque clearstorey windows. Perpendicular window to each side of east bay of chancel; 7-light panel-tracery east window. 5-light panel-tracery east window to north chapel (now organ chamber) and 5-light ogee tracery east window to south chapel. Crenellated parapets. Much exterior stonework renewed by Bodley and Garner 1880-83. Interior: Tower has tall blank arches north and south, a fragment of Norman zig-zag moulding and 2 mid C11 figures. Romanesque arcades, restored, with round columns and one octagonal column, square abaci and single-stepped arches; terminating in narrow arches by Bodley and Garner against chancel wall. Chancel arch dies into side walls. 4-centred arches between chancel and chapels. Good oak: reredos in north chapel (now between chapel and organ chamber) with 2 Corinthian columns and 2 pilasters, circa 1700. Communion rail circa 1700 with barleysugar balusters. Organ case by John Oldrid Scott. Late C19 and C20 glass in chancel and chapels. Oak chest; oak communion tables. Principal features of interest are the Cll/C12 work, rare in Cheshire, and the north chapel reredos.

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