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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.


List entry Number: 1113513



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


District: Reading

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Dec-1978

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 39023

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LONDON ROAD 1. 5128 (South Side) Church of St Bartholomew SU 7373 8/521 II GV 2. Church of England 1879. Chiefly interesting as Alfred Waterhouse's first and possibly only large-scale essay in Church building . Gothic. On corner of Palmer Park. 5 bay aisled nave. Red brick with grey brick decoration (eg cross in west gable) and bands. Ashlar plinth and recessed reveals. Tiled roof. West front has central entrance with stepped triplet in pointed recess above it and a double belfry. West porch to north of aisle a later addition (1920 by Sir Ninian Comper) with ashlar ogee entrance flanked by shield panels representing St Bartholomew's flaying knives and St Peter's keys) and topped by canopied niche with statue of St Bartholomew. Interior: wide bay arcades on low columns; whitewash now obscures polychromy of brickwork which was exposed inside as well as out. Tie beam roof. 3 bay aisled chancel 1902-05 (see rainwater heads) by G F Bodley with decorated windows - chancel added with Waterhousets consent. Panelled waggon roof.

Listing NGR: SU7356373345

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National Grid Reference: SU 73563 73345


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