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Description: Church of St Agnes
Date Listed: 26 June 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 275636
OS Grid Reference: TL6501764006
OS Grid Coordinates: 565017, 264006
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2495, 0.4159
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TL 6563 AND TL 66 SE NEWMARKET BURY ROAD
5/76 and 7/76 CHURCH OF ST AGNES
Church, 1886, by R.H. Carpenter; built as a private chapel for
the Duchess of Montrose. Nave, chancel, west porch, north side-
chapel, south vestry with bell-turret. In the Decorated Gothic
manner. Red brick with dressings of limestone; parapet gables.
Plaintiled roofs, a circular limestone chimney. Windows have
moulded brick reveals with limestone tracery and hoodmoulds.
Entrance doorways moulded and with arched heads of various Gothic
forms; oak boarded doors with decorative ironwork. The slender
octagonal bell-turret has an upper stage of limestone with
elaborate detailing: cusped openings on each face, above these a
frieze of sunk tracery, then crocketed gablets with traceried
openings, then a crocketed spire. The interior walling of fair-
face red brick with limestone dressings. A dado of majolica
tiling throughout the nave and chapel. The entire wall face of
the sanctuary is richly decorated, with several elements in a
variety of materials: a marble reredos by Boehm in the
Renaissance manner, depicting the assumption of St. Agnes
surrounded by cherubs in clouds; about its arched head, a triple
arcade of limestone around and within which are figures of saints
in richly-coloured Salviati mosaic. The 7-bay nave roof has
scissor-braced principal rafter trusses with boldy cusped arch-
bracing; the chancel roof is vaulted with moulded ribs.
Practically all windows have stained glass figures of saints by
Clayton and Bell. Included as grade II* because an exceptional
example of a high Victorian Church with elaborate tile and mosaic
work, complete in all its details including fixtures and
Listing NGR: TL6501764006
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Source: English Heritage
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