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St. Lawrence, Besselsleigh, Berkshire


The church of St. Lawrence is a small building of stone, chiefly Late Norman, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western bell gable, containing 2 bells dated 1655; it affords an example, almost unique in this county, of an unrestored interior, the pews and fittings of the nave being of the Stuart period, those of the chancel Georgian: there is an inscribed slab to Sir John Lenthall knt, ob. 8 Nov. 1681; the porch also is remarkable: the church was restored by Speaker Lenthall in 1032, and by his descendant William John Lenthall in 1788: there are 100 sittings.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1689.

St. Lawrence

Denomination:Church of England