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Douai Abbey Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woolhampton, West Berkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.41 / 51°24'36"N

Longitude: -1.1717 / 1°10'18"W

OS Eastings: 457704

OS Northings: 168214

OS Grid: SU577682

Mapcode National: GBR 939.JLD

Mapcode Global: VHCZF.MTXF

Entry Name: Douai Abbey Church

Listing Date: 10 November 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156252

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39694

Location: Woolhampton, West Berkshire, RG7

County: West Berkshire

Parish: Woolhampton

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Woolhampton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

Listing Text

WOOLHAMPTON UPPER WOOLHAMPTON
SU 56 NE
3/10 Douai Abbey Church

GV II*

Church. 1928-33, by J Arnold Crush. Red brick with stone dressings, string
course carried up over windows as hoodmould, plinths and parapets of chequered
flint and stone; tiled choir roof, others not visible. Free Curvilinear
Gothic style. Choir, aisles, north aisle chapel and Lady chapel with polygonal
apse. Choir: 2 bays, that to east short. 4-light aisle windows, those to east
2-lights; 2-light clerestory windows, those to east of one light; clerestory
to east with central 3-light window flanked by cusped lancets. Low chapel
projecting from western bay to north with two 2-light windows. Newel turret to
north-east of choir with parapet and lancet openings. Temporary west end
with 3 lancets and circular window above lean-to proch. Lady chapel:
3 bays, 3-light windows; east window of 4 lights. Interior: ashlar faced
and stone vaulted throughout. Choir arcades with moulded bases and capitals,
and moulded arches. The church remains unfinished. J. Arnold Crush was a
pupil of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Douai is a Benedictine Abbey. BOE;
Berkshire, p. 312; Berkshire Architectural Guide, Betjeman and Piper, Murray,
1949, p. 156.


Listing NGR: SU5770468214

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