Description: Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea
Date Listed: 19 January 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 419066
OS Grid Reference: TR3878767999
OS Grid Coordinates: 638787, 167999
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3608, 1.4286
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Roman Catholic Church of
our Lady Star of the Sea
TR 36 NE 5/200
1950-1, by Sir Giles Scott. Completed 1961. Flint with stone dressings; pantiled
roof. All faces of the N tower with 2 narrow lancets and chequered brick tympanum
set within a tall blank arch. Broad 7-bay domestic looking nave with 4-light
windows and open trussed roof. 2nd bay from that opens out, on the N, to a transeptal
Sacred Heart altar and, on the S, to a similar transeptal Lady Chapel, each with a
2-light window. The westernmost bays are shallow transept-like 'chapels' containing,
on the N, the confessional and, on the S, the baptistry. To the W, beyond a broad
round unchamfered arch, the narthex with gallery above. Immensely high apsidal
chancel, top lit from E and W. Lowish broad chancel arch. Altar rails and pulpit
splendidly carved in C17 style. Pews of simple design.
Listing NGR: TR3878767999
Source: English Heritage
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