Towcester, St Lawrence

Towcester, St Lawrence

Towcester, St Lawrence

Here is a large town church that speaks of the 15th century in 1483 Edward IV the husband of Elizabeth Woodville of nearby Grafton Regis, gave a large grant of stone from the royal quarries nearby in Whittlebury. The already fine church was substantially enhanced with a new tower, a finely decorated west door, the raising of the roof to accommodate a clerestory and the new aisle windows. This transformation was carried out only a little time after the erecting of the extraordinary tomb here to the towns benefactor Archdeacon Sponne, rector at Towcester from 1442-48 it is a double tomb chest, nothing unusual about that nor with the effigy of Sponne, dressed as a cathedral canon on top. Below seen thought an arcade you catch the bizarre sight of Sponne’s skeleton Elsewhere in the church you will ...

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Contact & Opening Times

Towcester St Lawrence
Chantry Lane
Market Square
NN12 6AD

Opening Times


The church is normally open, see below for contact details.


Contact Details


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