Building record 0464400000 - ST LAWRENCE'S CHURCH

Summary

Medieval church of St Lawrence's with much eighteenth century rebuilding

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (I) 1125117: CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • CHURCH (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD to 1798 AD)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0040 m Width 0013
REBUILT BY LORD LE DESPENSER 1763 RETAINING MED W TOWER (B1).
WITHIN HILLFORT - CASS 00019. EXPLANATION OF POSITION BY JOHN AUBREY 1686 (B3).
W TOWER HEIGHTENED & GOLDEN BALL ADDED WITH SEATS INSIDE. NAVE REBUILT 1751-63 FOR SIR FRANCIS DASHWOOD BART. UPPER PART OF TOWER PRE 1757 (APPEARS IN ENGRAVING) (B8).
Watching brief revealed inhumations associated with the graveyard (B12).
Background research and detailed topographic survey carried out by English Heritage between April 2000 and June 2001. Hillfort interior remodelled by construction of large platform for church. Discussion of surviving medieval fabric within existing church and Francis Dashwood's refurbishments. See report for detail (B13-B15).
Conservation management plan (B16).
Buildings report dated April 1991 held at NMR (B17).

Sources (17)

  • ---SBC17197 Aerial Photograph: AER A49251. SU\827949. Yes.
  • ---SBC17551 Aerial Photograph: 26/06/82. BCM A6/16 16A. SU\828949. Yes.
  • ---SBC17845 Aerial Photograph: 21/06/49. CUC CN 37 (202.1986). SU\828949. Yes.
  • ---SBC24965 Unpublished document: Thames Valley Archaeological Service. 2017. St Lawrence's Church, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Archaeological Watching Brief.
  • <1>SBC7326 Bibliographic reference: LANGLEY T 1797 HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF THE HUNDRE D OF DESBOROUGH PP421-434.
  • <2>SBC7805 Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 3 PP655-659.
  • <4>SBC15483 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 P139.
  • <5>SBC12841 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 PP318-319.
  • <6>SBC11812 Bibliographic reference: PEVSNER N 1960 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE PP287-289 PLS20A-20 B.
  • <7>SBC10628 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARD.
  • <8>SBC14000 Scheduling record: HBMC. 1961. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS: BUCKS 80.
  • <12>SBC19205 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeological Unit. 2000. St. Lawrence's Church, West Wycombe, Bucks..
  • <13>SBC19995 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2001. West Wycombe Park Buckinghamshire - Part 1: Site History and Introduction. 1. pp1,3,13,26,33,34,36 Fig 3,5-11 Plate 2.
  • <14>SBC19996 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2001. West Wycombe Park Buckinghamshire - Part II: The Earthwork Surveys. 2. p73,78,79-82 Fig 19 Plate28,35.
  • <15>SBC19998 Graphic material: English Heritage. 2000. West Wycombe Park: detailed plans of Pleasure Grounds, Wider Parkland and Church Hill. 1:2500. Fig 18.
  • <16>SBC23229 Unpublished document: Parklands Consortium Ltd. 2008. West Wycombe Park: Historic Landscape Management Plan.
  • <17>SBC23358 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2006. NMR Buildings Reports. BF110670.

Location

Grid reference SU 82740 94970 (point)
Civil Parish HIGH WYCOMBE, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: Detailed topographic survey and background research (EBC16386)
  • Event - Intervention: Watching Brief (EBC15917)

Record last edited

Aug 1 2018 7:01PM

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