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Langar St Andrew
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Church. Mainly C13 but heavily restored in the 1860s by the Rev. Thomas Butler. Coursed squared ironstone with limestone dressings. Cruciform plan: 5-bay nave with north and south aisles, south porch, square crossing tower north and south transepts each 2 bays long and 2-bay chancel. Parapets are all embattled. Early English, triple- lancet clerestorey windows. Later 2-light nave windows with geometrical tracery. C15 porch with excellent C15 traceried door with ogee-headed wicket door. Square, Early English crossing tower with part-blind arcaded 2nd stage and ornamental frieze to top stage. The south transept has, on south side, triple lancets with colonnettes and nailhead decoration. The north transept has lancets on east side but on west side a part-restored Perpendicular 3-light transomed window. The chancel has Perpendicular windows including the 5-light east window. Interior: late C13 5-bay north and south arcades on round piers with moulded capitals and double-chamfered arches. Heavily moulded Early English crossing arches with nailhead decoration. Good moulded arch from south aisle to south transept. Moulded beams and purlins with lower, secondary tie-beams. One beam is inscribed with the names of church wardens and carpenters and the date Sept 29 1750. Perpendicular fragments in screens. Heavy C17 alter rail with turned balusters and square newels with ball finials. Octagonal Jacobean pulpit with alternate plain and carved panels, and bookrests on shaped brackets. The 2 back panels are taller and rise as a back-board. Oak panelled Jacobean reading desk. Good oak eagle lectern of 1931. Monuments: north transept: 1. Built into the north wall a plain chest tomb to George Chaworth Lord of Wereton and Anesley d.1521 and his wife Katherine d.1517. 2. Marble, 2 recumbent effigies of John Chaworth, Knight d.1558 and his wife. 15 children as weepers around the base. He is in armour with his head on his helmet. 3. An alabaster, recumbent effigy of a bearded gent. in armour on a tomb chest, classical with corner piers, to: Sir George Chaworth d.1587. South transept: an excellent monument to "the Right Hon. and Noble Lord Thomas, Lord Scroope Baron of Boulton, Masham and Upshail" d.2nd of Sept. 1609. A free standing black and white marble monument with triple Composite columns at each corner supporting the canopy. Achievements and supporters at the top. He is lying, armour-clad beside his wife and with their son Emmanuel kneeling at their feet. Two Roman style busts on tapering shafts one to the Rt. Hon. Scroope Lord Viscount Howe d.1712 and the other to the Rt.Hon. Scroope Lord Viscount Howe d.1734. A brass on the wall is to the Honourable Anne Mordaunt, daughter of Scroope Lord Viscount Howe d.1753. N Pevsner. The Buildings of England, 1979.
Churchyard wall. C18. Brick with shaped stone coping at north end and concrete coping to south end. Approx. 1.3 metres high and 100 metres long. Later inserted gateway with double wooden gate. Considerable repair work. Included for group value.
Chest tomb. 1790. Rectangular with broad squared vase corners supporting a top slab with moulded edge. End and side panels with moulded edges bear the inscriptions, to: the Rev. Edward Crosland d.1790, also Sarah, relict of the above d.1835, also Elizabeth daughter of the above d.1805.
Headstones. Mainly C18. Mainly slate. 1. Limestone, shaped, almost illegible 17(22?). 2. Shaped, limestone. 1726. 3. Rectangular with round-faced winged angel, to: William Simon Senior son of William Simon by Barbra his wife d.1713 aged 50 years. 4. Rectangular with moulded surround, to: Ann the wife of Thomas Goodacre d.1747. Signed Sparrow. 5. Rectangular with 2 round-faced winged angels and raised letters, to: Robert Simon d.1732. 6. Rectangular with round-faced winged angel, to: Sarah daughter of Robert and Ann Simon d.1728 aged 3 years. Also a son, Robert, in raised letters.
Headstones. Mainly C18. Mainly slate. 1. (5 metres south of south transept). Small, rectangular, with round-faced winged angel and raised letters, to: Elizabeth Peacock and her 2 daughters Margaret and Elenor d.1735. East to west: 2. Rectangular, with moulded edge, to: Robert Moore d.1762. 3. Shaped, classical, to: Theophilus Whitehead d.1806. 4. Rectangular, classical, to: William James d.1809. 5. Small rectangular with moulded edge, to: Henry James son of John and Mary James d.1734 aged 2 years. 6. Rectangular with round-faced winged angel, to: Ann wife of Henry James of Barnstone d.1720. 7. Rectangular with round-faced winged angel and raised letters, to: Henry James Sen. of Barnstone d.1730. 8. Large, rectangular with delicate edge ornamentation, to: Ann wife of Henry James d.1775. 9. Shaped, with delicate edge decoration, to: Henry James d.1783. Signed Barnes. 10. Rectangular with round-faced winged angel, to: Martha wife of Claybrook Vanners d.1714. 11. Rectangular with delicate edge decoration, to: Martha relict of the late John Skirritt d.1773. 12. Shaped, classical, to: the 3 sons of Richard and Martha Rawbotham, 1803, 1788 and 1788. 13. Rectangular with moulded surround, to: Mary Hall wife of Thomas Hall d.1768. 14. Shaped, classical, with fine relief in roundel, to: Ann Hall daughter of Thomas and Sarah Hall d.1789. 15. Large, shaped, with delicate foliage and flowers and relief in roundel at top, divided vertically, to: Thomas Hall d.1784, and Sarah, wife of Thomas Hall d.1784. 16. Tall, shaped, classical, to: Sarah, daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Hall d.1790. 17. Rectangular, with fine flowing detail, to: Mathew Hall d.1785 aged 80 years. Signed Barnes. 18. Rectangular with moulded edge, to: Robert the son of Gervas and Sarah Howe d.1767. 19. Shaped with fine detail and a relief in a roundel at the top, to: Sarah, the wife of Gervas Howe d.1779. 20. Rectangular with fine detail of flowers etc., to: Gervas Howe d.1783. 21. Rectangular with moulded surround, classical in character, to: Richard Deacock d.1734. 22. Large, shaped, with flowing edge decoration, to: Elizabeth wife of Gervas Howe jun. d.1788. Signed Barnes. 23. Small, rectangular with moulded edge, to: Sarah Richmond d.1732 aged 19 years. 24. Rectangular with 2 round-faced winged angels and raised letters, to: John Beeston d.1729. 25. Tall, shaped, classical, to: Sarah Clater d.1810. 26. Shaped with fine edge decoration of flowers, to: Elizabeth relict of Henry Clater. Also Thomas Parnham d.1816. 27. Rectangular with decorated edges, to: Henry Claytor d.1775. 28. Rectangular with oval and stylised faces in top corners, to: Henry Claytor, d.1762.
Headstones. Early C18. Slate and limestone. 1. Small, rectangular with 2 round-faced winged angels, to: Robert Bell Gardener, d.1728. 2. Limestone, shaped with relief carving, to: ? Wright. Early C18. 3. Limestone, with moulded surround, to: George Pritchet, d.1737.