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Church of St Matthew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Selborne, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0961 / 51°5'45"N

Longitude: -0.8868 / 0°53'12"W

OS Eastings: 478050

OS Northings: 133563

OS Grid: SU780335

Mapcode National: GBR CB6.BLR

Mapcode Global: FRA 9617.0CX

Entry Name: Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 31 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1351142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 142981

Location: Selborne, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU33

County: Hampshire

District: East Hampshire

Civil Parish: Selborne

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Blackmoor and Whitehill; St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text

SU 73 SE
6/9 Church of St Matthew

Parish church. 1868, by Alfred Waterhouse, for Sir Roundell Palmer (lst Earl
of Selborne). Stone and tile. Geometrical Gothic, with bold decorative
treatment; aisleless nave of 4 bays, chancel of 2 bays, north vestry, south
porch, and west tower. Plain roof, with small triangular lucarnes above the
nave. Walls of ashlar malmstone with Bath stone dressings; corbels to the
eaves, stepped buttresses linked to moulded impost and cill bands, plinth.
Geometrical tracery, 2-light windows to the nave, 3 to the chancel, 5 to east
and west windows. Tower of 4 stages, pyramid tile roof, plain parapet above
corbels with corner gargoyles, coupled traceried openings to the bell stage,
coupled lancets below a circular window (one a clock face), a large west window
above a west doorway, buttresses (diagonal at the west corners) and an octagonal
south-east stair turret. Gabled south porch, with buttresses. The interior is
rich in decoration and fittings, again in full mid-Gothic treatment, with
commemorative monuments to the donating family.

Listing NGR: SU7741632839

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