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Description: Church of St Edmund King and Martyr
Date Listed: 1 February 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 291359
OS Grid Reference: SU9686643629
OS Grid Coordinates: 496866, 143629
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1837, -0.6154
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GODALMING CROFT ROAD
SU 9643 NE
12/88 Church of St Edmund King
Roman Catholic Church. 1906 by F A Walters. Bargate rubblestone brought to
course with ashlar dressings. Plain tile roof. Built on side of hill, giving
tall basement on north side. 6-bay nave with baptistry at west end, north and
south porches, and 3-stage north-east tower; lower 3-bay chancel. In modified
Early English style having moulded plinth, offset buttresses, lancet windows and
cross finials. Nave: steps with retaining wall up to door at right (west) end
which has shallow gabled porch with buttresses; chamfered pointed-arched
surround with hoodmould to recessed doorway, the double board door having
decorative iron hinges and moulded segmental arch, the tympanum decorated with 3
cusped-headed panels, the outer 2 with shields; relieving arch over porch. To
left of porch, 3 windows set at high level in pointed-arched recesses with
buttresses between. Tower has gableted, full-height pilaster buttresses; gabled
vice on left with 3 slit windows; one window to lower stage, two above, and
louvred 2-light belfry window; corbelled eaves to pyramidal roof with finial and
weather cock. South side of nave similar, with vessica over porch. Gabled,
shallow baptistry and paired lancets to west end. Chancel north side has two
windows and, on right, 2-storey pent-roofed bay with a 2-light chamfered mullion
window to each floor and stack on left. Further to left is attached Presbytery,
not of special interest. Interior: very plain with double-chamfered chancel
arch on attached columns with roll-moulded bases and plain capitals; hoodmould
with foliage stops. Corbelled, arch-braced roof trusses to nave; underdrawn
vaulted chancel. Carved stone reredos with figures of saints. Lady Chapel, in
lowest stage of tower, has well-carved stone screen and reredos with Madonna
statue and stencilled walls and ceiling. Decorative iron gates to baptistry.
Listing NGR: SU9686643629
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Source: English Heritage
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