St Laurence


  • Church Walk
  • Combe
  • OX29 8NA


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  • Main Description

    The Church of England parish church of St. Laurence was built in 1395 for Eynsham Abbey. Its interior has several 15th century wall paintings, including a Doom over the chancel arch.[3] St. Laurence's is a Grade I listed building.

    St. Laurence's bell tower had a ring of five bells, which ranged in date from 1621 to 1629. It had also an historic clock which may also have been early 17th century. In 1918 a fire damaged the tower, the bells and the clock. The remains of the clock were salvaged, restored and installed in the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford. John Taylor & Co of Loughborough recast the damaged bells as a ring of six in 1924. John Smith and Sons of Derby supplied a new clock in 1948.

Church Treasurers

Detail of Crucifixion on wall painting

Blind-traceried stone pulpit

Parapet with quatrefoil decoration

Detail of medieval stained glass

Church Grants

installation of electric organ

2012/2013 | £1000