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Record details

BCC record ID:0235500000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Grade II* listed parish church, with nave, aisles, tower and chancel dating to the the 14th century
Grid Reference:SP 76930 27650
Parish:

WINSLOW, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • CHURCH (14th Century to 15th Century - 1300 AD to 1499 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Listed Building

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?Yes
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Yes

Full description

Dimensions - Length 0017 m Width 0010
Plan Form - SUBRECTANGULAR
Grade II*. Parish church. C14 nave, aisles, chancel and tower, altered late C15, much restored 1884-9. Late C15 S porch added. N chapel and vestry 1889. Course rubble stone, tiled roof of nave and chancel lead roofs to aisles, W tower of 3 stages has battlemented parapet 3-light cusped perpendicular openings to bell-chamber, moulded Decorated doorway and 2-light window about west much restored. Nave has plan parapet, 2 3-light late C15 cusped windows and small central quatrefoil window to clerestory. S aisles has 4-light cusped Perpendicular windows flanking porch and in E end wall, and 2-light Decorated windows to right and in W wall, much restored. S door has moulded 2-centred archway. Fine C15 porch with battlemented parapet, finials, butresses and 4-centred arch on slender shafts to front with moulded purlins, ridge and carved bosses. N aisle has restored Perpendicular 3-light windows, small 2-light Decorated windows to left and, in W wall, and small 2-centred arched doorway. Chancel has 5-light Perpendicular window to E, and 4-lighht Perpendicular and 2-light Decorated window to S, and small Perpendicular doorway all restored. Interior: tower has 2-centred double chamfered arches on semi-octagonal responds to nave and aisles. Nave has 4-bay arcade of similar arches on octagonal piers with moulded caps. Similar arch to chancel. S chapel has pisicnia with 2 ogee cusped arches on corner of window reveal. N aisles has fragments of C15 wall paintings of St Thomas of Canterbury and St Christopher. Aisle roofs partly original. Chancel has decorated cinquefoil piscina with carved spandrels, restored sedilia and aumbrey, and C19 wall paintings. Altered C17 pulpit. Late C19-C20 glass. Other fittings c1900. Small brasses to Thomas Figge 1578 and Dorothy Barnard 1634 (B9)
'Monsterous' carved heads on porch; list of vicars 1326-1841 (B1).
Watching brief carried out in May 2002 by AS&C during service trenching for a drainage pipe recorded two courses of ashlar blocks approx 0.17m deep with a cream mortar near the northwest corner of the church representing the upper foundation courses of the church wall. See report for detail (B10).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 3 PP547-50.
<2>Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN PP794-5.
<3>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 2 PP339-41.
<4>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 PP468-9 &ILLUS OPPOSITE P464.
<5>Map: OS 1958 6IN (1:10560) MAP.
<6>Bibliographic reference: PEVSNER N 1960 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE P297.
<7>Bibliographic reference: DOE 1984(MAY) LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITE CTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST, DISTRICT OF AYLESBUR.
<8>Verbal communication: Sandy Kidd (BCC). 2002. Police at Winslow and Vicar of Winslow church to Sandy Kidd, July 2002.
<9>Bibliographic reference: DOE. 1984. LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST. pp65
<10>Unpublished document: Archaeological Services & Consultancy Ltd. 2002. An Archaeological Watching Brief at St Lawrence Church, Winslow.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC13590: Site visit
  • EBC17299: Watching brief (Ref: WPC02)

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Images

St Lawrence church, Winslow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilSt Lawrence church, Winslow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilInterior of St Lawrence church, Winslow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilWall paintings in St Lawrence church, Winslow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilWall paintings in St Lawrence church, Winslow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilMemorial in St Lawrence church, Winslow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilMemorial in St Lawrence church, Winslow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilMemorial in St Lawrence church, Winslow  © Buckinghamshire County Council

Reports

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