St Lawrence's Tower, York, North Yorkshire

Address: Hull Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3BN
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Please note that this is a tower only with no visitor access to interior
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The only surviving remnant of a Medieval church

This impressive tower has a Norman doorway, with carvings of foliage and grotesque faces from the old church of St Lawrence, re-erected here when that church was demolished.

An attractive parapet was added to the top of the tower in the 15th-century.

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Road directions

Off Lawrence Street; in church yard of the Victorian church of St Lawrence

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: York (0.8 mile).

OS Reference No.

SE 613 513

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PDF iconYorkshire County Guide (PDF, 5.2mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Yorkshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. John Pattison (20 Aug 2012, 16:51)

    Some of my ancestors are buried there. I walked past it most days for ten years on my way to school and later to work.
    It is actually in Lawrence street not Hull Road. Hull Road begins at the junction with Melrosegate some 2km to the east

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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St Lawrence's Tower, York, North Yorkshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There is a disabled ramp into the church. Inside, the floors are uneven with steps (may be slippery in wet weather).

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.