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St Laurence, Ansley, Warwickshire

Location
(52°31′49″N, 1°34′26″W)
Ansley
SP 290 926
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Warwickshire
now Warwickshire
  • Harry Bodenham

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Description

Substantially a complete 12thc. church with a Perpendicular W tower, 18thc. chancel extension and a N aisle of 1913. The church is of local red sandstone except for the N aisle wall in the pinker Hollington stone. 12thc. features described below are the reset N nave doorway, the chancel arch and stones carved with nailhead reset to decorate a niche in the N aisle. Other 12thc. features not described are a plain S nave doorway, traces of a N nave window and a blocked S chancel window.

History

The church was given to the nuns of Polesworth by William, son of Robert de Hartshill (Dugdale). Not mentioned in DS.

Priory of Polesworth 1200 - 1538. First incumbentc.1200.

Features

Exterior Features

Doorways

Interior Features

Arches

Chancel arch/Apse arches

Interior Decoration

Miscellaneous
Comments/Opinions

Bibliography
VCH 4:7, 8
W Dugdale, The Antiquities of Warwickshire, 2:1037
Pevsner, 66