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St Lawrence, Frodsham, Cheshire

(53°17′25″N, 2°43′12″W)
SJ 521 773
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Cheshire
now Cheshire West and Chester
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

St Lawrence's has a W tower, an aisled and clerestoreyed nave with three-bay arcades of c.1180 and a shorter fourth bay on either side at the E end, dating from Bodley and Garner's restoration of 1880-83. The 14thc. chancel was extended eastward in the 15thc. It has a 16thc. N chapel with an organ loft and vestry and a large S chapel. The 1880s restoration is everywhere apparent, even in the arcades (see below) but the 18thc. porches were left alone. Construction is of reddish sandstone. 12thc. stones are reset in the interior S wall of the tower.


In 1086 the manor was held by Earl Hugh. No church was noted at that time, but in 1093 Earl Hugh gave the tithes to the abbot of St Werburgh's, Chester.


Interior Features



Interior Decoration


Chevron of the same design as on stone 2 is found on the S doorway of All Saints, Church Lawton, where it can be seen to be a point-to-point design.


N. Pevsner and E. Hubbard, The Buildings of England. Cheshire. Harmondsworth 1971 (repr. 1978), 220-21.

R. Richards, Old Cheshire Churches. London 1947, 157-60.