Lawrence Church

St. Lawrence’s Church is a classic perpendicular Cotswold stone church. It was built by the Thames and funded with money from the wool trade. It is listed grade 1. There is a large churchyard with a number of individually listed tombs. There is a church hall and a parish house. We carried out a number of quinquennial surveys and undertook an extensive program of repairs. This involved a re-glazing and window repair scheme, repairs to the spire, the finials, the gargoyles, the lead roofs and other elements of the fabric. We found an original mediaeval clock and some pre-reformation stained glass which was turned into a new stained glass window over the south door. We obtained an English heritage grant. We pioneered a program of tomb repairs. We found mediaeval graffiti on the roof lead, which was bedded on straw from around 1520. The fabric repairs were sponsored by the Prince of Wales.