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Description: Church of St Matthew
Date Listed: 31 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 142981
OS Grid Reference: SU7805033563
OS Grid Coordinates: 478050, 133563
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0961, -0.8868
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6/9 Church of St Matthew
Parish church. 1868, by Alfred Waterhouse, for Sir Roundell Palmer (lst Earl
of Selborne). Stone and tile. Geometrical Gothic, with bold decorative
treatment; aisleless nave of 4 bays, chancel of 2 bays, north vestry, south
porch, and west tower. Plain roof, with small triangular lucarnes above the
nave. Walls of ashlar malmstone with Bath stone dressings; corbels to the
eaves, stepped buttresses linked to moulded impost and cill bands, plinth.
Geometrical tracery, 2-light windows to the nave, 3 to the chancel, 5 to east
and west windows. Tower of 4 stages, pyramid tile roof, plain parapet above
corbels with corner gargoyles, coupled traceried openings to the bell stage,
coupled lancets below a circular window (one a clock face), a large west window
above a west doorway, buttresses (diagonal at the west corners) and an octagonal
south-east stair turret. Gabled south porch, with buttresses. The interior is
rich in decoration and fittings, again in full mid-Gothic treatment, with
commemorative monuments to the donating family.
Listing NGR: SU7741632839
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Source: English Heritage
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