Keys to the Past

Church of St Lawrence (Warkworth)

Church of St Lawrence, Warkworth. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Church of St Lawrence, Warkworth. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

This is the site of the parish church of St Lawrence. The earliest church was built here in the Anglo-Saxon period. Ceowulf, king of Northumbria (AD731-7) built a church here and gave it to St Cuthbert. This early church probably stood here until the early 12th century, when the current church was built. During alterations to the church in 1800, the east end of the earlier church was found. A small, carved stone cross was also discovered. Most of the current church is 12th century in date, though the tower was added in the 13th century. In the 1880s the church was heavily altered after it had fallen into a state of disrepair. This is a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5415
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, Phase 1 evaluation, St Lawrence's churchyard, Warkworth 2008; The Archaeological Practice
TRIAL TRENCH, Phase 2 evaluation, St Lawrence's churchyard, Warkworth 2008; The Archaeological Practice
TRIAL TRENCH, Phase 3 evaluation, St Lawrence's churchyard, Warkworth 2009; The Archaeological Practice
TIMBER SAMPLING, Church of St Lawrence: tree-ring analysis 2010; English Heritage
WATCHING BRIEF, Church of St Lawrence, Warkworth 2010; The Archaeological Practice

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Source of Reference
Local History of Warkworth


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