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Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart and Saint Theresa, Coleshill

Description: Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart and Saint Theresa

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 309330

OS Grid Reference: SP2016988179
OS Grid Coordinates: 420169, 288179
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4912, -1.7044

Location: Coventry Road, Coleshill, Warwickshire B46 3EA

Locality: Coleshill
Local Authority: North Warwickshire Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: B46 3EA

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Listing Text

SP2088-2188 (East side)
11/16 Roman Catholic Church of The
Sacred Heart and Saint Theresa
- II
Church. 1938-42. By G.B. Cox of Birmingham. Sandy coloured brick with concrete
dressings; plain tile roof. Cruciform plan: narthex-flanked by apsidal baptistry
and stairwing with confessionals attached to the east of each; 5-bay nave with
side aisles, transepts, crossing tower, and square ended chancel.
Byzantino-Romanesque details. Central double-leaf west door flanked by
Corinthian columns, with semi-circular tympanum. Over the door is the
inscription: "SSMO CORDI JESU ET S TERESIAE". To each side is a window of 2
round headed lights with central colonette. Also 2 side doors corresponding to
the 2 aisles. Circular window directly above the main door, at gallery level,
and a central gable above that. Blind panels with corbel tables alternate with
clerestory windows. Square topped crossing tower with round-headed bell chamber
lights, 7 to the east and west sides and 5 to the north and south. Interior:
nave arcades of round-headed arches springing from foliated imposts, within
taller round-headed recesses which also contain the clerestory windows. West
gallery with corbel table. Open timber roof over nave with panelled tie beams on
moulded corbels carrying king posts and queen struts. Tall round-headed crossing
arches. Panelled wooden ceiling over crossing. Fixtures and fittings: on the
aisle walls are a series of mosaic panels. Marble altars: chancel and Lady
chapel; the former has a mosaic frieze. All the clerestory windows contain good
quality stained glass. - - - -
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p236)

Listing NGR: SP2016988179

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Source: English Heritage

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