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Key Image St Lawrence
HG4 3BE Aldfield
United Kingdom
Denomination: Anglican
Congregation: Fountains (Anglican Diocese of Leeds, Archdeaconry of Richmond and Craven, Deanery of Ripon)
Geogr. Coordinates: 54.12041° N, 1.59479° W
Geo Location
Reference year: 1782
Architectural style: Georgian Gothic
Building type: Single-nave church
Description: Single-nave church in Georgian Gothic style with a single transept to the north (T-shaped floor plan centered on the pulpit), bell-cote at west end
Name derivation: From Saint Lawrence
Bells
  • One bell from 1775 by G. Dalton
Noteworthy
  • Sundial from earlier church (dated 1696)
Pulpit
  • Three-decker pulpit (18th c.)
Windows
  • Decorated east window from earlier church
Noteworthy
  • Original box pews (18th c.)
History:
About 1782:   Construction over the foundations of a derelict earlier medieval church
Important persons:
Patron:  Lawrence (?–258, deacon and martyr)
Sources
Aldfield St Lawrence SE 266695, http://www.riponandleedsbells.org.uk/aldfield.htm, retrieved 04/09/2022
British Listed Buildings: Church of Saint Lawrence – A Grade II* Listed Building in Aldfield, North Yorkshire, https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101149796-church-of-saint-lawrence-aldfield, retrieved 04/09/2022
Jenkins, Simon: England's Thousand Best Churches, Penguin Press, London 1999, p. 772
Surman, Richard: Betjeman’s Best British Churches, Collins, London 2011, p. 745
Wikipedia: Pulpit, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulpit, retrieved 04/09/2022
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