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Tour of St Lawrence Church

4. The Nave

St Lawrence Church, Towcester, Nave

A tall arch beneath the tower takes you into the nave. The nave was refurbished in the 14th century and is divided from each side aisle by four pointed arches with octagonal pillars, some of which have capitals of Early English work.
The arcades each side are 14th century and two octagonal capitals of the north arcade and one of the south re-use three late 12th century pieces. The roodloft screen would have intercepted the nave and chancel.

Image of nave roof
Image of pew ends

Mr. G. Forsyth Lawson rebuilt the nave roof during the restoration of 1957. It has heavy tie-beams whose ends are masked by bold feathery decorations suggestive of wings, which conceal lights.

Pew ends featuring Victorian umbrella stands
Image of pillar showing capital Image of pillar showing capital
Three late 12th century capitals
Image of pillar showing capital