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Garrison Church of St Michael and St George, Aldershot

Description: Garrison Church of St Michael and St George

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 August 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 137882

OS Grid Reference: SU8663651922
OS Grid Coordinates: 486636, 151922
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2599, -0.7598

Location: Queens Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 2BU

Locality: Aldershot
Local Authority: Rushmoor Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: GU11 2BU

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Listing Text

SU 85 SE
(South East side)
Garrison Church of St
Michael and St George

Garrison church. 1892, by Pitt and Michie, vestry added mid C20. Brick with stone dressings and tiled roof and shingled spire. Early English Gothic Revival style. PLAN: cruciform plan with aisled nave with N and S porches to W end, transepts, central W tower and chancel. EXTERIOR: Coped gables, sides articulated by flat-headed sunken panels with double bottom steps and corbelled heads. E gable has three tall lancets with ashlar cill and impost bands, and an oculus, with 2-bay sides each with a lancet, and an exterior stack on the N side above a long flat-roofed vestry, with parapeted sides containing flat-headed windows in arcades of round-headed recesses. N transept gable has 3 lower lancets separated by smaller matching blind panels, paired lancets above, and a short right-hand round stair tower with conical ashlar roof and porch with 2-centre arched doorway in the angle to the right with the aisle. 6-bay parapeted aisle with single lancets to each bay, and 3 lancets to each clerestory bay, with a gabled W porch with steps up to a 2-centre arched doorway. W end has the central square tower set forward on a stepped plinth, divided into 4 stages by ashlar bands, a recessed 2-centre arched doorway with deep splayed sides, flat-headed doors either side of a square trumeau, and tympanum with relief of a kneeling figure of St George with sword; paired lancets to the stage above, the third blind, and belfry with paired lancets with louvres in a recessed panel. Shingle broach spire has shallow lucarnes with paired louvred openings, and finial. The S side of the tower has a half octagonal 2-stage stair tower with ashlar top; parapeted W ends to aisles. S side as the N, the transept has shallow clasping buttresses, a 7-bay lower arcade of blind lancets with 3 alternate glazed lights, and 3 upper lancets separated by lower blind lancets. INTERIOR: nave has moulded octagonal piers which rise without capitals into 2-centre arches, timber barrel vault, clerestory windows have rere arches on round columns; semi-circular arch to 3-bay chancel, with painted spandrels, and rere arches on banded columns to the E window. HISTORY: originally St George's Catholic Garrison Church. (Childerhouse T: Military Aldershot, the first fifty years: London: 1990-).

Listing NGR: SU8596151712

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Source: English Heritage

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