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Church of St Lawrence
St Lawrence, Didmarton (geograph 4818902).jpg
Coordinates: 51°35′08″N 2°15′28″W / 51.5856°N 2.2578°W / 51.5856; -2.2578
Denomination Church of England
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade I listed building
Designated 6 September 1954
Administration
Benefice Badminton
Diocese Gloucester
Province Canterbury

The Anglican Church of St Lawrence at Didmarton in the Cotswold District of Gloucestershire, England was built in the 13th century. It is a grade I listed building.

History

The church was originally built in the 12th and 13th centuries, revised in the 15th, and underwent extensive renovation in the 18th.

North and West galleries, for minstrels and those who could not afford box pews have been removed.

In 1872 the church was described as redundant but in 1992 was restored to be the parish church of Didmarton with Oldbury-on-the-Hill.

Architecture

The L-shaped stone building has stone slate roofs with a small bellcote. It consists of a transept, chancel and sanctuary.

Inside the church are box pews and a triple decker oak pulpit. Behind the pulpit is a decalogue with the ten commendments.

The font has a stem from the 12th century, bowl from the 14th and an 18th-century wooden cover.

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