Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene
Date Listed: 9 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249805
OS Grid Reference: SU4807798016
OS Grid Coordinates: 448077, 198016
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6789, -1.3061
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ST.HELEN WITHOUT BARROW ROAD
SU49NE (South side)
8/128 Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Church. 1855, by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Coursed and dressed limestone; gabled
stone-coped old tile roof. Nave with north porch and chancel with vestry. Gothic
Revival in late geometrical style. 3-light east window flanked by offset
buttresses. 2-bay chancel and 4-bay nave have hood moulds with head-stops over
mainly 2-light windows: priest's door to centre of south chancel wall, and plain
door to vestry. Timber-framed north porch: moulded pointed doorway frames mid
C19 double-leaf doors. East gable of nave surmounted by belfry:
French-Gothic-style crocketed spire with trefoiled lights and spandrels.
Interior: encaustic tile floor to sanctuary. Gothic style communion rail and
pews with carved bench ends. Chancel arch has ballflower-carved corbels. Plain
stone pulpit, and octagonal stone font inscribed "suffer little children to come
unto me". Waggon roof to chancel : 4-bay nave roof with curved principals and
steeply-cambered collars giving cruck effect. Stained glass: mid C19 east
window, and stained glass in heads of 3 windows. C20 memorial windows.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.216).
Listing NGR: SU4807798016
Source: English Heritage
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