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ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION

List Entry Summary

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

Name: ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION

List entry Number: 1110033

Location

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION, CHARMINSTER ROAD

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

County:

District: Bournemouth

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 27-Feb-1976

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 101719

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History

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Details

SZ 0993 768-0/15/197

BOURNEMOUTH CHARMINSTER ROAD (East Side), Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation

27/02/76

II*

Roman Catholic Church. 1905-6, by [Sir] Giles Gilbert Scott, his first executed church; Lady Chapel added and west end of nave extended by one bay in 1965. Stone contrast of tall chancel and even taller transepts with low nave. Geometrical Gothic style, red brick with stone bands and dressings, thin bricks arranged in 5 courses of stretchers to 2 of headers. Nave roof hidden behind flat parapet and shallow gable, 3 light Geometrical windows at sides. Soaring west wall of crossing with 2 Geometrical windows and strongly modelled buttressed bellcote, very tall upper pair of 2-light windows at transept ends. East wall windowless, 2 big buttresses with many set-offs. Nave interior single-storey with 3-bay arcades framing arched recesses instead of aisles, narrow passages penetrating the piers, simple chamfers, no capitals. Similar low west arch of crossing, east arch by contrast very high. Chancel 3-storey: blank plaster walls at lower level, than triforium gallery with elegantly moulded pair of arches (without capitals) on each side, and decorative wrought-iron balcony connecting them above altar, clerestory of 3 tiny flat-topped 2-light windows on each side. Triforium continued as open gallery over low north and south crossing arches. Piers have bands of pink stone. Original High Altar very shallow, on brackets and central colonette (recent altar freestanding in front). Altar rail of striped slate-grey and white stone on curved steps. Modern west gallery, with toplit baptistery further west.



Listing NGR: SZ0972493181

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National Grid Reference: SZ 09724 93181

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