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Description: Church of St Matthew
Date Listed: 3 June 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 198801
OS Grid Reference: TQ2153483990
OS Grid Coordinates: 521534, 183990
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5417, -0.2489
The following building shall be added:-
TQ 2183 ST MARY'S ROAD
935-/12/10000 CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW
Church. Designed 1898 by W D Caroe; built 1900-6. Red brick with some
stone dressings; tiled, pitched roof. Free Perpendicular style with
Art Nouveau & Arts & Crafts influence. 4-bay aisled nave with
clerestory, narthex, small transepts; south aisle Lady Chapel, north
aisle vestries; 3-bay chancel. North eastern bellcote. West facade
with projecting 2-storey outer bays having entrances, deeply recessed
1st floor 2-light windows, the recesses with cambered arch heads,
splayed reveals & battered brick aprons; stone coped parapets & gables
with shingled spirelets. Central bay single storey with penthouse roof
and entrances flanking a 3-light window; 6-light eastern window set
within a shallow, slightly pointed recess with 3 brick mullions. Large
5-light clerestory windows set in similar arches which fade to sides
of similarly profiled flanking buttresses extending to tiled gabled
parapets over penthouse aisle roofs and into blind gables on the nave
roof. Eastern window, 7 lights set in slightly pointed arched recess
with 2 brick mullions. Interior of contrasting render and exposed
brick. Polished red tile floor. Slightly pointed waggon roof. Western
gallery. Nave arcading of shallow wide arches and oak panelled
pillars, arches respond on aisle walls; narrow passage aisles with
transverse arches and small windows of richly coloured stained glass.
Many fitments and fittings by Caroe including the carved stone font
(1901), carved and lettered stone pulpit (1906), Lady Chapel and
chancel, carved and polished wood altar fronts (latter painted at a
later date) and probably the chancel gates being a 1st World War
memorial. Organ designed by Noel Bonavia-Hunt, assistant priest from
1905-12. 2 stained glass memorial windows at west end dated 1920.
Listing NGR: TQ2153483990
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Source: English Heritage
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