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Description: Church of St David
Date Listed: 30 June 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 126644
OS Grid Reference: SP2060832235
OS Grid Coordinates: 420608, 232235
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9882, -1.7013
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5224 CHURCH STREET
CHURCH OF ST DAVID
SP 2032 SE 2/34
Practically rebuilt in 1858 as a hall church of 3 naves in Decorated style. Tower
1861 (see tablet in tower). Architects: Poulton and Woodman of Reading. The old
vestry (now kitchen) of 1790 was retained. 1892 chancel and south aisle extended
by E H Lingen Barker. Golden Ashlar with tiled roofs. Five bay church, 3 bay
chancel with flanking vestry and chapel; muscular west tower of 4 stages (door,
window, clock and belfry) with chamfered set-offs and with stepped corner buttresses
becoming set-back at base because of the set-offs; chamfered corners with crockets;
Gothic parapet with corner pinnacles. Stone octagonal spire with lucarnes. Stair-
turret to south-east with trefoil-headed door. Interior: font and pulpit also
'muscular', about 1860; chancel screen 1910 by Bligh Bond. East windows of aisles
and all chancel windows stained (east window by Lavers and Westlake 1858). Vestry
door has good iron-work. Two marble memorials on West wall (1887 and 1845).
Listing NGR: SP2060832235
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Source: English Heritage
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