St. Lawrence - Napton on the Hill St. Lawrence - Napton on the Hill

Originally built in the 12th century St Lawrence was rebuilt in the 13th century. It sits on the top of the hill, overlooking Southam.

east window St. Lawrence - Napton on the Hill St. Lawrence - Napton on the Hill

The east window has four modern cinquefoil pointed lights built into a four-center rear-arch.

St. Lawrence - Napton on the Hill St. Lawrence - Napton on the Hill Medieval 13th century stone altar

Medieval 13th century stone altar

During restoration work in the 1950s two 13th century stone altars were discovered hidden under chapel floor. Most of these medieval altars were destroyed during the reformation as they were considered to be either pagan or popish, and were replaced by wooden tables. These are two rare survivors.

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