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Description: Church of St Thomas-A-Becket
Date Listed: 16 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 135330
OS Grid Reference: SU7290005418
OS Grid Coordinates: 472900, 105418
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8437, -0.9659
There is also a scheduled monument, Black Barn, Warblington, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
SU 70 NW HAVANT CHURCH LANE
Church of St. Thomas-
Parish Church. Saxon, Transitional (late C12), Early English (C13), C15, restoration
of 1859 (by J. H. Ball). The slender central tower is Saxon (a tower
above a west porch), but the lowest stage was widened when the chancel
(originally the Saxon church) was rebuilt in the C13. The chancel has a
north wing (vestry) and the east end, and next to it a shorter C19 transept
(above the heating chamber). The comparatively-wide nave has 3 bays, with
aisles extending as chapels (each with a piscina) on each side of the tower.
The arcade is supported on the north side by drum columns with moulded
circular caps and bases, on the south side by octagonal shafts, each with
4 detached Purbeck columns with 'stiff-leaf' caps: the 2 tower arches are
C13 and rest on triple attached Purbeck shafts, having moulded caps at the _
east side and stiff leaf foliage at the west. Above the east wall of the
nave can be seen a Saxon doorway, other features of the interior include
2 canopied medieval tombs (each with a recumbent female figure) and several
wall monuments. Externally the roof is tiled and the walling is of flint
and stone rubble with stone dressings, There are some lancets, but most of
the windows are traceried Victorian lights, the aisles having coupled lights
within one arch, beneath gables. The north porch is C15, of heavy timber-
framing with stone side walls. The tower is crowned with a small shingled
broach spire (of 1859).
Listing NGR: SU7293805566
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Source: English Heritage
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