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Church of St Matthew, Watford

Description: Church of St Matthew

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 January 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 158160

OS Grid Reference: TQ1175595311
OS Grid Coordinates: 511755, 195311
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6455, -0.3862

Location: 2 St Matthews Close, Watford, Hertfordshire WD19 4PT

Locality: Watford
Local Authority: Watford Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD19 4PT

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Listing Text

North Oxhey

Church of
St Matthew
TQ 19 NW 4/29


1880 by W H Syme of Watford. Red brick Gothic church with north-west tower and spire.
Nave and aisles, chancel with 5 sided apse, small north and south transepts. Plain
tile roofs. Lancet windows, single in aisles, double in clerestory and triple in
transepts. Long single lights to apse. Moulded brick hood-moulds and strings.
Some pressed brick ornament. Tower with 2 light bell-openings and broach spire
above, brick with 3 stone bands.
Open timber roofs, principal arch braces carried on wall-shafts in nave, similar shafts
to brick chancel arch. Boarded chancel roof. Pressed brick frieze below clerestory.
Early C20 carved oak pulpit lectern, screen (now at west end) and alter rails. In
north aisle is original elaborate painted wood reredos circa 1880-90 by J E K Cutts,
moved from chancel. In south transept luminous stained glass circa 1916 by
Carl Parsons.
Builder 29.5.1880.

Listing NGR: TQ1175595311

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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