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Church of St Paul

A Grade II Listed Building in Dorking, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2273 / 51°13'38"N

Longitude: -0.3313 / 0°19'52"W

OS Eastings: 516613

OS Northings: 148892

OS Grid: TQ166488

Mapcode National: GBR HGJ.T8Y

Mapcode Global: VHGS7.6DPZ

Entry Name: Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 25 July 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061404

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489643

Location: Mole Valley, Surrey, RH4

County: Surrey

District: Mole Valley

Electoral Ward/Division: Dorking South

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Dorking

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Dorking St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

850/0/10030 ST PAUL'S ROAD


Parish church. Nave and chancel of 1857 by Benjamin Ferrey in Gothic style with north aisle added in 1860, probably by Ferrey. Pulpit and chancel stalls added in 1866. South aisle added in 1869 by R Hubbuck. In 1897 the choir vestry was added to the north east and the organ and organ chamber added. Refurbishment of 1903 included new font cover, clergy stalls, prayer desk and pews. West porch added in 1931 in matching style. Flint with stone dressings and tiled roof with weatherboarded and shingled bellcote. Comprises four and a half bay nave with west bellcote, lower two bay chancel, north east vestry and west porch.
EXTERIOR: West front has central projecting gable with rose window, five lancets with arcading below and large square porch. Wooden bellcote set diagonally has a weatherboarded base and shingled spire with cast iron cross. Similar gabled aisles have trefoil lights with triple arches with traceried central lights below. Gabled porch with colonnettes to south west. Aisles have traceried windows divided by buttresses. Large traceried east window. L-shaped vestry to south east.
INTERIOR: Arcade with pointed arches with octagonal columns and stiffleaf moulding. Nave and aisles have arch-braced roofs supported on corbels, the nave roof additionally having tension braces. Stone font with circular top and octagonal colonnette base with 1903 ornamental font cover and octagonal pulpit with four marble colonnettes to base. Pews of 1903. South aisle has stained glass window of 1860 and 1873 stained glass window with scenes from the life of St Paul. North aisle east window dedicated to Thomas Hope of Deepdene depicting Risen Christ and below an oak panelled War Memorial with two paintings of angels. Elaborate chancel arch with columns with stiffleaf capitals and marble columns. Chancel has elaborate arch-braced roof with arched tension braces and a band of trefoils. Marble-lined walls. Marble wall monument to George Turnour Horton Aitchison d 1861. Stained glass windows, south window "Pray that ye enter not into tempation", east window the Adoration of the Magi and Shepherds and north window "Raising of the Daughter of Jairus". Wooden communion rails and elaborate clergy stalls of 1903. The sanctuary has fine quality Minton tiles and a reredos survives behind later C20 curtaining with painted angels and a marble HISTORY: The site was donated by Henry Thomas Hope of Deepdene but the money for building it given by Henry Labouchere of Broome Hall.

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