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Tour of St Lawrence Church

1. The Tower

Image of west tower

The church has a 90 foot perpendicular west tower, which was rebuilt or added to in 1480-85 using brown ironstone. The tower is built in five stories marked by diminishing stages of angle buttresses. It has an embattled parapet.

In the 1900's Sidney Hall, a local inhabitant and jeweller, was suspended by ropes in a chair while he gilded the church clock dial. (Sidney Hall was a local silversmith, watch and clock maker. Ref. Slater's Commercial Directory 1862)

Above the west door is a three light rectilinear window and the belfry windows are each of two lights. There are currently twelve bells in the belfry.

The tower roof was restored in 1955-56 and is covered with lead.

Image of weathervane