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Vale of White Horse (District Authority)
Fyfield and Tubney
National Grid Reference:
SU 43556 99249


FYFIELD AND TUBNEY FARINGDON ROAD SU49NW (North side) Tubney 5/55 Church of St. Lawrence 25/01/72 (Formerly listed as Church of St. Lawrences)


Church. 1844-7, by Augustus Northmore Welby Pugin for Magdalene College, Oxford. Coursed limestone rubble, ashlar dressings; gabled stone slate roof with crested ridge tiles; concrete tile roof to vestry and adjoining part of chancel roof; stone gable end stack to vestry. Chancel with north vestry, nave with west bellcote. Gothic Revival style. Decorated-style 3-light east window. Vestry has plain pointed doorway and shallow pointed moulded surrounds to 2-light windows. Two-bay chancel and 4-bay nave have one- and 2-light trefoil-headed windows. Gabled south porch to left has plain pointed chamfered doorways. Offset buttresses at all bay divisions: west bellcote supported by offset buttress at centre of west wall. Interior: chancel has finely carved reredos, benches with carved bench ends, communion rail and priest's chair with curved stretchers. Encaustic tile floor: trussed rafter roof with embattled wall plate has fine stencilled painting, probably by Pugin. Nave has pulpit, lectern and some benches with carved ends by Pugin. Octagonal font, with carved panels and bowl supports, given by Queen Adelaide. 3 fine chandeliers, and 3 candelabra on each wall. The plans by Pugin (dated 1844) and much correspondence relating to the church's building survive at Magdelene College, Oxford. The church cost £596 to build: Pugin wrote, "I first drew it out with a Tower, but it then cost 645, so I have altered it into a Belfry". This church was Pugin's only Anglican commission. (For watercolours, drawing and plan signed by Pugin 1844 see Magdalene College MS 743; Buildings of England: Berkshire, pp.242-3; V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.300; P. Stanton, Pugin, 1971, pp.132 and 205).

Listing NGR: SU4355699249


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Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924), 300
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 242-3
Stanton, P, Pugin, (1971), 132, 205


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 22 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/00441/31
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