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Latitude: 51.416 / 51°24'57"N
Longitude: -0.8792 / 0°52'45"W
OS Eastings: 478035
OS Northings: 169150
OS Grid: SU780691
Mapcode National: GBR C6C.0KD
Mapcode Global: VHDX1.QN1V
Entry Name: Church of St Catherine Bear Wood
Listing Date: 26 January 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1118142
English Heritage Legacy ID: 41477
Location: Winnersh, Wokingham, RG41
Civil Parish: Winnersh
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Winnersh
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
WINNERSH BEARWOOD ROAD (east side)
SU 76 NE
9/5 Church of St. Catherine
Parish Church. 1846 by J.H. Good, in early Decorated style. Ashlar stone,
tiled coped gable roofs, lower over chancel, buttressed walls, reticulated
2-light windows. Nave, chancel, vestry on north, square bell tower on
west with 2-centred arched entrance and doors. Moulded plinth, lower
moulded string course doubled on tower, coved and moulded eaves with
varied carved faces, animal heads, and leaf clusters spaced regularly.
Tower: 2 stages; 4 stage buttresses, 2 on each corner at right angles
to each other, 4-sided splayed stair tower on south adjoining nave
and reaching height of string course of second stage; Cornice detail
similar to nave. Interior:- 4-bay nave, 2- bay chancel with arched braced
collar roof, 2 side purlins and thin wind braces, springing from slim
engaged columns in nave walls with moulded heads and bases. Moulded
plaster angels on top of left hand wall between principal trusses, those
on right hand wall missing. Wooden pulpit with carved panels and cusped
tracery heads. Stone font with trefoil panels and moulded top.
Stained glass in chancel and in window over organ gallery by Wailes.
Monument: on north wall of chancel, a white marble tablet to John
Balston Walter who drowned while trying to rescue his brother and
cousin who died in the frozen lake at Bear Wood on Christmas Eve 1870.
The bottom part of the tablet depicts the frozen lake in carved relief.
B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.79.
Listing NGR: SU7803569150
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