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St. Lawrence, Stroud, Gloucestershire


The parish church of St. Lawrence, rebuilt, with the exception of the tower and spire in 1868, at a cost of about £12,000, is an edifice of Bisley stone, with dressings and internal work of Bath and Painswick stone, in the Gothic style of the 14th century, from the designs of Messrs. Wilson and Wilcox, architects of Bath, and consists of chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, transepts, aisles, sacristy, south porch and a western tower with spire containing 10 bells, and a clock with chimes; the tower and spire were repaired in 1897 at an estimated cost of £400; all the fittings are of English oak: there are several stained windows given by the families in the neighbourhood, and one by the children of the parish: the pulpit and font are executed chiefly in alabaster and Painswick stone, with inlays of rich marbles; the principal carvings were executed by the late Joshua Wall, a local sculptor: the foundation stone was laid Nov. 7, 1866, and the church consecrated August 4, 1868, by the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol: there are 1,000 sittings.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1624.

St. Lawrence
High Street

Denomination:Church of England