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photoblog image St Laurence's Church Wichenford

St Laurence's Church Wichenford

Parish church. 12th Century origins, rebuilt early 14th Centuey incorporating some 13th century features, restored mid-C19 and new spire added in 1863 by A E Perkins
Coursed sandstone rubble and sandstone ashlar, tiled roofs, gable end
parapets with kneelers and cross finials. West tower, 3 bay nave with
south porch, 2 bay chancel and north vestry. Decorated style. West tower:
added at end C14, in 1791 steeple was demolished and belfry stage and spire
built in 1863. Three stages; 2 lower stages have angled corner buttress
and project beyond belfry stage; lowest stage has pointed arched planked
west doorway and ogee-arched lights in north and south elevations. Second
stage has ogee-arched light in west elevation; at belfry stage corners
have cusped chamfers; 2-light louvred belfry openings and moulded cornice
above; broach spire has 4 lucarnes with quatrefoil openings above; finial
and weathervane. Nave c1320. North elevation has off-centre buttress
with offsets and 3 C19 2-light windows. South elevation has a buttress
with offsets each side of central porch and one at east end; between the
porch and each buttress is a cusped lancet of C14 date and there is a C14
2-light window between the easternmost buttresses.

St Laurence's Church Wichenford

Parish church. 12th Century origins, rebuilt early 14th Centuey incorporating some 13th century features, restored mid-C19 and new spire added in 1863 by A E Perkins
Coursed sandstone rubble and sandstone ashlar, tiled roofs, gable end
parapets with kneelers and cross finials. West tower, 3 bay nave with
south porch, 2 bay chancel and north vestry. Decorated style. West tower:
added at end C14, in 1791 steeple was demolished and belfry stage and spire
built in 1863. Three stages; 2 lower stages have angled corner buttress
and project beyond belfry stage; lowest stage has pointed arched planked
west doorway and ogee-arched lights in north and south elevations. Second
stage has ogee-arched light in west elevation; at belfry stage corners
have cusped chamfers; 2-light louvred belfry openings and moulded cornice
above; broach spire has 4 lucarnes with quatrefoil openings above; finial
and weathervane. Nave c1320. North elevation has off-centre buttress
with offsets and 3 C19 2-light windows. South elevation has a buttress
with offsets each side of central porch and one at east end; between the
porch and each buttress is a cusped lancet of C14 date and there is a C14
2-light window between the easternmost buttresses.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 22 May 2017, 01:14
Love this dramatic view of standing stones, Bill.

Looks like gawd has installed a charging station on top of the spire...I suppose his smartphone also suffers from inadequate battery life...
Bill Phillips: Either that or it is a freeview aerial
The sky adds some lovely drama to your photo, Bill!
Bill Phillips: I was lucky with the sky E.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 22 May 2017, 01:54
I love the dramatic sky. It gives a surreal look.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Beth. The sky certainly helped
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 22 May 2017, 06:28
Did you take in all these architectural details, Bill? I know your love of Chruches
Bill Phillips: I wish I was more knowledgeable Lisl. It was nice inside as I hope you will agree as the week goes on!
One of the things I LOVE about your fair country, Bill, is your parish churches...even in the rain!
Bill Phillips: We have a lot of them Ginnie!
  • Alan
  • Carlisle
  • 22 May 2017, 06:42
Some very interesting perspectives in this; the spire looks so huge and the body of the church so small. The sky is wonderful. Good choice of viewpoint.
Bill Phillips: A bit of artistic licence Alan smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 May 2017, 06:54
The top bit is newer than the lower half of the tower
Bill Phillips: As it says in the blurb. Added in 1863
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 May 2017, 07:05
Wonderful sky and a wonderful picture. Love the pointed steeple. Wonderful composition.
Bill Phillips: Thank you LAdy P. Your comment is just wonderful wink
Possibly your best ever snap.
Bill Phillips: Doesn't say much for the rest
It's surprising just how many churches, or parts of them at least, date back to the 12th.century.
Bill Phillips: And so many of them got a Victorian makeover
it's a magnificent 13th century church and point of view and framing with the single gravestone is perfect Bill....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Pleased you like it Peter. It is not far from us but we had never been to Wichenford before!
Wonderful history...

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