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St Thomas House (Chapel), Basingstoke

Description: St Thomas House (Chapel)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 137917

OS Grid Reference: SU6351653093
OS Grid Coordinates: 463516, 153093
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2735, -1.0908

Location: 35 St Thomas Close, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 5NW

Locality: Basingstoke
Local Authority: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: RG21 5NW

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Listing Text



- St Thomas House
- II*

Cirea l88O, by Woodyer. Single cell with a small Transept of slight projection
on the south side, and a north porch at the west end. Steep slate roof at the
west side of the south elevation is a steeply gabled dormer feature with barge
board coupled opening and slate hung within the triangular front at the east side
of the north elevation is a tall 3-light flat-roofed dormer; the gabled porch
to turret containing a pointed bell opening beneath a gable. The supporting walls
being decorated with minor buttresses on each face. The wailing is in red brick-
work in English bond, with weathered cill band (raised at the east side and tran-
sept) and a plinth. The main feature is a chequered band below the eaves,
formerly 3 rows deep of square tiles with alternating floral device; This device
also fills the steep gable of the transept at the east gable and the north face
of the porch; the lower string of this base rises over the pointed arches of the
openings. Minor stepped buttresses occur, one on the west side of the south
elevation, another at the east side of the north elevation and the east side of
the porch: A massive 3-stepped buttress is centrally placed on the east gable
with a trefoil-headed niche in the upper part. All the openings are slender
lancets (5 on each long side, with smaller coupled lights at the east side and
a group of 4 within the transept), and porch (partly masked by a later structure)
has a pointed arch in 2 stages and the whole of the wall above contains the
chequered pattern, with rosettes in alternate tiles. within, there is an arch
braced timber roof, very deep window reveals, a continuous weathered cill band,
and 2 flush bands of block brickwork (one at impost level). At the west end
is a 2-storeyed timber Gothic screen, with 3 cusped arcading, a gallery rail,
and misericord seats. The windows contain stained glass.

Listing NGR: SU6223851421

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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