For this church:
Langar St Andrew
Earliest core fabric is C13th
Central tower is C13th - C15/16th with C19th restoration
Core fabric of nave is C13th with C15th clerestory
The Early English arcades contain some fine carving, especially around some of the pillar capitals. The carving around the capitals near the Howe vault is more elaborate, possibly due to improved skills as the restoration progressed or additional funding became available. The arches are 13th century and have dog-tooth carving on the aisle sides.
Significant Interior Features
The main door to the church contains a small wicket door in the centre and is 14th Century. The hinges on the inside of the door show the makers mark of William Gretton, the village Blacksmith in the mid nineteenth century.
Screen has C15th fragments but is largely C19th restoration
Timbers and roofs
Wooden, Elphick Z, Pickford 6A, of 1859 by Taylors of Loughborough. New fittings installed by Taylors in 1939.
Not scheduled for preservation Grade 4.
Excavations and potential for survival of below-ground archaeology
An archaeological watching brief was undertaken in September 2000 on the opening-up of the north aisle wall to form a new doorway, and excavations against the north wall to form a meeting room, toilet, and kitchen. The results concluded that the wall almost certainly dates from the 1855-60 restoration. Excavations revealed two inhumation burials: one adult, C19th, and one juvenille of unknown date. Residual medieval pottery was recovered of C11th-C13th date.
The overall potential for the survival of below-ground archaeology in the churchyard is considered moderate and below the present interior floors is considered to be high.
Exterior:Burials expected, multiperiod. Areas surrounding building may be heavily disturbed by C19th restoration, though excavations indicate residual medieval survivals.
Interior: Extent of C19th disturbance is conjectural. Vaults known to exist and whole is likely to be a highly complex mixture of C13th-C15th building layers with unknown survival of earlier deposits beneath, punctuated by late medieval graves and post-medieval vaults.
Walls: Mixture of C13th-C15th, and C19th rebuilding.