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St. Laurence's Church

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Identification

St. Laurence's Church
Parish Church of St. Laurence
249854

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • The original church is believed to have been started not long after the year 1100.
  • The church is one of the largest in Britain and is cathedralesque in its proportions.
  • The ashes of poet A. E. Housman, author of 'A Shropshire Lad' are buried near the church's north door.
  • The church is Perpendicular in style.
  • The heart of Prince Arthur is buried at an unknown location in the church.
  • St. Laurence's has a peal of eight bells which are some of the finest in the country and were cast in 1732 by Abraham Rudhall of Gloucester.
  • The church is often referred to as the 'cathedral of the marches' due to its proximity to the Welsh border.
  • Cited in Simon Jenkins' 'England's Thousand Best Churches'.
  • St. Laurence's is Grade I Listed.

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Location

College Street
SY8
Ludlow
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

132.00 ft
132.00 ft
1199
1470

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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