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CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

List entry Number: 1125117

Location

CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

District Type: District Authority

Parish: West Wycombe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 09-Jan-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 46140

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History

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Details

818/10/1 CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE 09-JAN-54

GV I

2. On the site of a medieval church, {retaining} the medieval west {tower} subsequently remodelled end heightened. Nave rebuilt for Sir Francis Dashwood Bart,patron of the living, 1751-63. Upper part of tower not later than 1757, when it appears in a dated engraving. Its crowning wooden finial of a great gilded ball perhaps inspired by the Dogana, Venice. Interior of nave designed as a large room lined with engaged Corinthian columns under continuous entablature enriched by elaborate plaster cornice and frieze. Stucco relief motifs in band between capitals below which are stucco swags. Painted coffered flat ceiling. Low chancel with ceiling painted, 1765, by Giovanni Borgnis; structure of chancel and some details C13. Some fine original fittings. C17-C19 monuments including 2 by Nollekens. Wall painting with royal achievement of arms above chancel arch. Patterned stone floor. C18 remodelling of body of church said to derive from prints of the ancient Temple of the Sun, Palnyra.

Church of Saint Lawrence and the Mausolemn form a group.

Listing NGR: SU8273294965

Selected Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 4 Buckinghamshire,

National Grid Reference: SU 82737 94963

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