Douai Abbey Church, Woolhampton
Description: Douai Abbey Church
Date Listed: 10 November 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 39694
OS Grid Reference: SU5770468214
OS Grid Coordinates: 457704, 168214
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4100, -1.1717
Location: Abbey Gardens, Woolhampton, West Berkshire RG7 5TA
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WOOLHAMPTON UPPER WOOLHAMPTON
SU 56 NE
3/10 Douai Abbey Church
Church. 1928-33, by J Arnold Crush. Red brick with stone dressings, string
course carried up over windows as hoodmould, plinths and parapets of chequered
flint and stone; tiled choir roof, others not visible. Free Curvilinear
Gothic style. Choir, aisles, north aisle chapel and Lady chapel with polygonal
apse. Choir: 2 bays, that to east short. 4-light aisle windows, those to east
2-lights; 2-light clerestory windows, those to east of one light; clerestory
to east with central 3-light window flanked by cusped lancets. Low chapel
projecting from western bay to north with two 2-light windows. Newel turret to
north-east of choir with parapet and lancet openings. Temporary west end
with 3 lancets and circular window above lean-to proch. Lady chapel:
3 bays, 3-light windows; east window of 4 lights. Interior: ashlar faced
and stone vaulted throughout. Choir arcades with moulded bases and capitals,
and moulded arches. The church remains unfinished. J. Arnold Crush was a
pupil of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Douai is a Benedictine Abbey. BOE;
Berkshire, p. 312; Berkshire Architectural Guide, Betjeman and Piper, Murray,
1949, p. 156.
Listing NGR: SU5770468214
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