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Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, Bournemouth

Description: Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 February 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 101719

OS Grid Reference: SZ0972493181
OS Grid Coordinates: 409724, 93181
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7382, -1.8636

Location: Richmond Wood Road, Bournemouth BH9 1BU

Locality: Bournemouth
County: Bournemouth
Country: England
Postcode: BH9 1BU

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Listing Text

In the entry for:
(East Side)
Roman Catholic Church
of the Annunciation
SZ 0993 15/197


The Grade shall be amended to II*

The Entry shall be amended to read:-


768-0/15/197 (East side)
27/02/76 Rormn Catholic Church of the


The description should be amended as follows:-

Delete: First sentence.

Insert: Roman Catholic Church. 1905-6, by [Sir] Giles Gilbert Scott, his first executed church; Lady
Chapel added and west end of nave extended by one bay in 1965.


5186 (East Side)
Roman Catholic Church
of the Annunciation
SZ 0993 15/197


1906-7, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's first church. Stone contrast of tall chancel
and even taller transepts with low nave. Geometrical Gothic style, red brick
with stone bands and dressings, thin bricks arranged in 5 courses of stretchers
to 2 of headers. Nave roof hidden behind flat parapet and shallow gable, 3 light
Geometrical windows at sides. Soaring west wall of crossing with 2 Geometrical
windows and strongly modelled buttressed bellcote, very tall upper pair of 2-light
windows at transept ends. East wall windowless, 2 big buttresses with many set-offs.
Nave interior single-storey with 3-bay arcades framing arched recesses instead
of aisles, narrow passages penetrating the piers, simple chamfers, no capitals.
Similar low west arch of crossing, east arch by contrast very high. Chancel
3-storey: blank plaster walls at lower level, than triforium gallery with elegantly
moulded pair of arches (without capitals) on each side, and decorative wrought-iron
balcony connecting them above altar, clerestory of 3 tiny flat-topped 2-light
windows on each side. Triforium continued as open gallery over low north and south
crossing arches. Piers have bands of pink stone. Original High Altar very shallow,
on brackets and central colonette (recent altar freestanding in front). Altar
rail of striped slate-grey and white stone on curved steps. Modern west gallery,
with toplit baptistery further west.

Listing NGR: SZ0972493181

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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