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Garrison Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Horseshoe Barracks, Southend-on-Sea

Description: Garrison Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Horseshoe Barracks

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 122955

OS Grid Reference: TQ9354584767
OS Grid Coordinates: 593545, 184767
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5286, 0.7889

Location: St George's Lane, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2JN

Locality: Southend-on-Sea
County: Southend-on-Sea
Country: England
Postcode: SS1 2JN

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Listing Text

(south west side), Shoebury Garrison
28/4/86 Garrison Church of St Peter and St Paul, Horseshoe Barracks


Chapel and school at the British School of Gunnery, now church. 1866, by J Egan Roper. Polygonal ragstone with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Gothic Revival, in a mixture of Early English and Decorated styles. PLAN: cruciform plan with nave, transepts, chancel and SE vestry. EXTERIOR: moulded plinth all round, and steep gables. E gable has angle buttresses, triple lancets with trefoils over the outer ones, paired trefoil-headed N side lights, and a left-hand lateral stack; the taller gable of the nave behind has N diagonal buttress, and the SE vestry gable has low right-hand paired trefoil-headed lights and a small lancet in the top of the gable. N transept gable has a hexafoil light in the top and lancets either side of an open timber gabled porch on a dwarf wall with arched braces, to a moulded 2-centre arched doorway with double cross-boarded door; 3-bay nave has 2-light plate tracery windows with quatrefoils, separated by buttresses. Coped W gable has a cross finial, a gabled stone porch with moulded 2-centre arched doorway and cross-boarded double doors, and lancets either side and above. S side as the N, with no transept porch. Steep nave roof has 3 louvred dormer vents and a diagonally-set square cupola with tall pyramidal roof near the W end. INTERIOR: not inspected but noted as having a collar truss roof with diagonal braces and 3 registers of purlins; chancel arch. 1889 reredos, marble font, octagonal pulpit. Memorials include one to an accidental explosion of 1885. Stained glass memorials mostly from 18908. HISTORY: with the garrison church at Gillingham, this is a good example of a combined church and school, and one of the most architecturally developed of barracks churches at this time. (PSA Drawings Collection, NMR, Swindon: 1863-: CTR 357-358; Glennie D: Gunners Town: History of Shoeburyness: Civic Publications: 1948-).

Listing NGR: TQ9354584767

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Source: English Heritage

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