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Church of St Paul, Bournemouth

Description: Church of St Paul

Grade: B
Date Listed: 1 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 101839

OS Grid Reference: SZ0954991914
OS Grid Coordinates: 409549, 91914
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7268, -1.8661

Location: A338, Bournemouth BH8 0AZ

Locality: Bournemouth
County: Bournemouth
Country: England
Postcode: BH8 0AZ

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Listing Text

(North East Side)
Church of St Paul
SZ 0991 20/191 1.8.74.


1881-7 by Augustus H Parken. Rock-faced Purbeck stone in Early English style
with Bath stone dressings. Big north aisle under separate gable has 11 lancets
in north wall. Small transepts, polygonal apse with lancets, projecting plinth
and cornice with saw-tooth ornament. Central tower rebuilt 1902-3 by Sidney
Tugwell (spire removed 1966): 3 lancets to east and west, 2 to north and south,
prominent pinnacles. Interior, which is by contrast of buff brick with red brick
dressings, of considerable quality. 6-bay north arcade with circular stone columns
and rich foliage capitals, red brick arches with flat soffit and thin roll moulding
on chamfer. Foliage corbels to crossing arches (lower to transepts). Additional
south transept off eastern bay of nave, 2-bay arcade on coupled columns between
transepts. Interesting detailing of lancet windows, joined internally as pairs:
3 orders of moulded brick in massive jambs disappearing behind inner arches.
Roofs with arched braces. Octofoil font on 5 columns. Stained glass in south
transept and nave by Herbert Bryans, 1907-14. Reredos of Last Supper in marble

St Paul's Church, Vicarage and forecourt and garden walls form a group.

Listing NGR: SZ0954991914

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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