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Church of St Saviour, Guildford

Description: Church of St Saviour

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 289129

OS Grid Reference: SU9955249802
OS Grid Coordinates: 499552, 149802
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2387, -0.5753

Locality: Guildford
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU1 3XQ

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Church of
5/258 St. Saviour
Church. Consecrated in 1899, built by H. S. Legg and Sons in C14 style. Coursed
snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Nave and aisles with
tall spired tower to north-west angle, chancel and vestry to east and church rooms
to south. Narthex across west end of church with buttresses to end. One 5-light
window to either side flanking gabled entrance bay to centre. Double doors in
moulded surround with jamb shafts under foliate-stopped hood moulds. Large west
window above with 3-light Decorated-style tracery and trefoil pattern roundel
window in deep surround, chequerwork patterning in gable apex above. Ashlared
angle turret to right on south-west corner. Prominent 3-stage tower to left on
North-West corner with offset gableted and turreted buttresses. Upper stage of
tower ashlared with two louvred openings in each face and clock dial in gable
between. One lancet window in each face of middle stage, gabled entrance in
ground floor stage facing the west, now glazed-in, under hood mould and oval panel.
Thin needle spire above tower with two tiers of gablets and cross finial. Five
bays to south side of church with 3-light, foiled-headed windows under shallow
chamfered arches alternating with buttresses; spherical triangle windows in
clerestory above, on both sides. Gable to east of aisle with steep-roofed vestry
Interior:- panelled waggon roof over nave with trefoil-panel pierced wall plate.
Round red sandstone piers, alternating with octagonal piers on six bay aisle
arcades. Two bay chancel on higher level with C19 fittings, including carved
reredos with crocketed ogee tracery panels. Stone font and pulpit.
V.C.H. SURREY (1967 Edn) VOL. III p.373.

Listing NGR: SU9955249802

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Source: English Heritage

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