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St Laurence Church

 

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  • St Laurence Church, Ludlow

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  • Although originally consisting of a church that was built around on top of earlier foundations in 1199.
  • The existing building has been much restyled and rebuilt as Perpendicular Gothic that was largely completed in its existing form in 1447 with further work interrupted by the War of the Roses and the key point Ludlow occupied in England.
  • Despite this, the tower was eventually raised before the end of the war along with the extension of the transcept walls upwards.
  • Many of the windows and stalls are original, with one featuring a wood carving of a woman being sucked into the gates of hell.
  • Of particular note is the cathedral-scale lantern tower with a central crossing topped by carved wooden vaulting almost 30 metres up.
  • Unusually, the Lady Chapel of St Laurence Church also served as the town fire station - remains of this can still be seen inside.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
5804
First Uploaded
01-01-2009
Last Editorial Date
21-01-2009
 

Building Location

Address
2 College Street, Ludlow. SY8 1AN
Council
South Shropshire District Council
County
Shropshire
Region
South West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1199
Completion date
1447
Style
Gothic

Roof Height (AGL)
41.14

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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