Description: Roman Catholic Church of St George
Date Listed: 21 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 250883
OS Grid Reference: SU3418998083
OS Grid Coordinates: 434189, 198083
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6805, -1.5069
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BUCKLAND BUCKLAND PARK
21/11/66 Roman Catholic Church of St.
Church. 1846-8 by Hansom or W.W. Wardell. Squared and coursed limestone,
limestone ashlar dressings; mid C20 tile roof; limestone ashlar stack. Chancel
with 2 chapels, nave, vestry and porch to south, west bellcote. C13 Gothic
style. Double gabled east wall has one central and 2 angle offset buttresses. To
left is Geometrical style 2-light window and to right is a 3-light window with
Kentish tracery. To south wall of chancel is a Geometrical style 2-light window;
vestry has a 4-light window with cusped heads to the east, an offset gable end
external stack and a gabled porch with chamfered and stopped architrave to the
west doorway. The north wall of the chancel has two 2-light windows with Kentish
tracery divided by a central offset buttress and to the west a gabled porch to a
doorway. The west wall of the north chapel projects beyond the nave and has one
2-light window with Kentish tracery. The 3-bay nave has Geometrical style
2-light windows divided by offset buttresses. The south porch has a figure of
Christ set in a cusped niche at the top. Double chamfered arch to doorway,
flanked by corner buttresses with gablets; each of the side walls have
quatrefoils framing one-light windows. The west wall of the nave has 2
Curvilinear style 2-light windows divided by a central offset buttress with a
Decorated style niche at the top; the buttress is surmounted by a bellcote.
Interior: Beautifully carved Decorated style reredos with 6 angels flanking the
figure of Christ. Stone high altar. Trefoil headed niches over piscina, 3
stepped sedilia and; aumbry. Finely carved corbels support carved figures of
angels. Brattished cornice to coffered roof. This south chapel of the chancel is
divided from the north chapel by a 2-bay arcade of double chamfered arches,
Simple piscina eaved corbel supports figure of St. Francis; brattished cornice
to brightly colourd coffered roof. Chancel arch has a cyma-moulded architrave.
Nave has original benches, an octagonal font, wall tablets depicting scenes from
the Passion, carved figures of the Virgin and Child set in Decorated style.
Canopy in the north-east corner, and a scissor-truss roof.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.105).
Listing NGR: SU3418998083
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