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Description: Former Church of St Matthew
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 187010
OS Grid Reference: SK9325706277
OS Grid Coordinates: 493257, 306277
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6462, -0.6231
SK 90 NW
3/170 Former Church of St. Matthew
Former church. 1826-9 and 1911. By Thomas Cundy, Sen. and Jun., and J.B.
Gridley of London. Ashlar and balustraded slate roof. W tower with W
portico and nave with apse. Now entirely filled to half-way up previous
wall height for the purposes of the reservoir which encircles church.
In classical style. Portico, vestibule and tower of 1826-9 with semi-circle
of 4 Ionic columns for the portico and 2 piers and 2 further columns
in antis either side outside the vestibule. Balustrade above vestibule
and tower over. This is open and on circular plan with 4 free-standing
Corinthian columns in NE etc. directions, with Corinthian entablature
over and sloping roof with pine cone finial: the whole close to the towers
at St. John's, Smith Square, Westminster. Nave and apse of 1911, by
Gridley, of 3 leaded windows either side. Stone shouldered architraves
with chamfered lintels and prominent keystones. Windows framed by order
of Ionic pilasters with entablature and balustrade over. Niche on E end.
N doorway with 2 leaved door. Inside, the nave cove has 3 arches with
decorated coffers and the apse simple plasterwork. Pevsner.
Listing NGR: SK9325706277
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Source: English Heritage
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