ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1048662
Date first listed:
21-Nov-1966
Statutory Address:
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
Vale of White Horse (District Authority)
Parish:
Buckland
National Grid Reference:
SU 34189 98083

Details

BUCKLAND BUCKLAND PARK SU39NW 2/54 21/11/66 Roman Catholic Church of St. George

GV II

Church. 1846-8 by Hansom or W.W. Wardell. Squared and coursed limestone, limestone ashlar dressings; mid C20 tile roof; limestone ashlar stack. Chancel with 2 chapels, nave, vestry and porch to south, west bellcote. C13 Gothic style. Double gabled east wall has one central and 2 angle offset buttresses. To left is Geometrical style 2-light window and to right is a 3-light window with Kentish tracery. To south wall of chancel is a Geometrical style 2-light window; vestry has a 4-light window with cusped heads to the east, an offset gable end external stack and a gabled porch with chamfered and stopped architrave to the west doorway. The north wall of the chancel has two 2-light windows with Kentish tracery divided by a central offset buttress and to the west a gabled porch to a doorway. The west wall of the north chapel projects beyond the nave and has one 2-light window with Kentish tracery. The 3-bay nave has Geometrical style 2-light windows divided by offset buttresses. The south porch has a figure of Christ set in a cusped niche at the top. Double chamfered arch to doorway, flanked by corner buttresses with gablets; each of the side walls have quatrefoils framing one-light windows. The west wall of the nave has 2 Curvilinear style 2-light windows divided by a central offset buttress with a Decorated style niche at the top; the buttress is surmounted by a bellcote. Interior: Beautifully carved Decorated style reredos with 6 angels flanking the figure of Christ. Stone high altar. Trefoil headed niches over piscina, 3 stepped sedilia and; aumbry. Finely carved corbels support carved figures of angels. Brattished cornice to coffered roof. This south chapel of the chancel is divided from the north chapel by a 2-bay arcade of double chamfered arches, Simple piscina eaved corbel supports figure of St. Francis; brattished cornice to brightly colourd coffered roof. Chancel arch has a cyma-moulded architrave. Nave has original benches, an octagonal font, wall tablets depicting scenes from the Passion, carved figures of the Virgin and Child set in Decorated style. Canopy in the north-east corner, and a scissor-truss roof. (Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.105).

Listing NGR: SU3418998083

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
250883
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1975), 105

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 24 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/11640/14
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