St Lawrence's Tower, York, North Yorkshire
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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 fifteenth century but removed during the twentieth.
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A glimpse of the medieval world behind a busy street. A church from our finest shortlist.
A medieval church with beautiful heraldic glass
An old village church in a quiet rural setting
The tower is situated in the churchyard of present St. Lawrence's church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Off Lawrence Street; in church yard of the Victorian church of St Lawrence
Nearest railway station: York (0.8 mile).
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Yorkshire County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in North, South and West Yorkshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.
All our North Yorkshire churches are in our North region.
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