Church Micro 2238... Bythorn
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•The church of St. Lawrence consists of a chancel with north chapel, nave, north aisle, south aisle, west tower and south porch. The walls are partly of ashlar and partly of coursed rubble with stone dressings, and the roofs are covered with lead and slates.
•The church is not mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, but there was evidently a stone church on the site in the 12th century, some of the stones of which are built into the existing walls. The nave was probably rebuilt towards the end of the 13th century when a north aisle was added but, notwithstanding the presence of a 13th century piscina, it is doubtful whether the chancel was rebuilt at this time. Early in the next century, a south aisle was added and, about 1345, the chancel was rebuilt and widened to the south; the tower and porch were added at this time and the north aisle rebuilt. The clearstory was built in the 15th century, and the north chapel was built early in the 16th century.
•The tower and spire were repaired in 1853. The church was largely rebuilt in 1870 and the chancel much restored in 1874. Some further repairs to the tower and the west end of the south aisle were undertaken in 1907.
The cache is a 35mm pot.
“If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication.
There is also a Church Micro Stats page found via the Bookmark list”
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