St George & St Lawrence

The limestone parish church, which is dedicated to St George & St Lawrence, dates from the 11th century and restored in 1865. It is believed to be the only parish church in England to be dedicated jointly to these two saints.

About this church

The Saxon and Norman architecture is still evident in the tower. Saxon herringbone masonry at the base suggest an original Saxon tower however Norman cornerstones suggest a Norman rebuild at a later stage. The church is entered through a Norman doorway inside the south porch. The doorway is a triple arched with zig zag decoration. The Saxon west door is blocked and a Saxon window inserted with a tympanum apparently formed from a coffin lid. The chancel was restored in 1845 and is neo Norman in style. There are 19th century red stencils of the IHS monogram of Christ and like the ceilings these have been repainted within the last 30 years. The tiled floor around the altar is Victorian and there is a manual pump organ with painted pipes by JW Walker (1852) between the chancel and south chancel aisle. The font is 13th century. From the chancel arch used to hang a maiden's funeral garland and gloves cut out of white paper. These were a memorial to Mary Hill, a girl who died in 1814 as a result of an accident whilst ringing one of the bells. These are now encased for protection and display, and a replica now hangs in the church.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

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St Laurence

St Laurence's church is a grade I listed church dating from the 11th century onwards with 1882 restorations by Bodley and Garner.


All Saints

A jigsaw church of many periods, from Anglo Saxon to Victorian, the conspicuous herringbone masonry of the chancel walls probably dates from before 1066, whilst the round arched doorway is perhaps only a little later.

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