Church of Our Lady Immaculate and St. Ethelbert

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1251719
Date first listed:
03-Aug-1984
Statutory Address:
Church of Our Lady Immaculate and St. Ethelbert, Wellington Street

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Location

Statutory Address:
Church of Our Lady Immaculate and St. Ethelbert, Wellington Street

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

District:
Slough (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 97665 79953

Details

SU 97 NE 4/2

SLOUGH WELLINGTON STREET (south side) Church of Our Lady Immaculate and St. Ethelbert

GV II

Church (R.C.).1909-10, in a Perpendicular style. Flint with Bath stone dressings, string courses, and tile roofs separately over aisles. North-south orientation with north tower, five bay nave, aisles, north-west porch, north-east baptistery, three bay chancel, west transeptal chapel at north end of chancel, and west vestry.

Tower: three stages with angle buttresses, coped battlemented parapet and short lead-sheathed timber spire with weathervane. Two-light louvred bellstage openings on each face, quatrefoiled second stage square windows to north, east and west, and two-light first stage windows to east and west. Large first stage five-light north window with panelled tracery and doorway beneath with moulded arch, hoodmould with square stops, and two-boarded doors.

Nave: five two-light clerestory window to east and west.

Aisles: two-light west windows; four east aisle windows, that to south shorter, of two-lights except that second from north of three-lights; five west aisle windows all of two-lights except first and third from west of three-lights. North-west doorway with moulded arch, two boarded doors, and stoup to right.

Porch: angle buttresses, moulded four-centered archway, and virgin and child in canopied niche in gable end. Two-light windows to north and south.

Baptistery: angle buttresses and two-light west window.

Chancel: angle buttresses; two tall two-light east windows, one tall and two short two-light west windows, and large five-light south window with panelled tracery.

Transeptal chapel: gabled with bellcote to south-east and three-light east window with panelled tracery.

Vestry: one storey four-centered door to north.

Interior: five bay nave arcades with moulded arches dying away into octagonal piers with central shafts running up to king post roof. Tower and chancel arches with mouldings dying into jambs. Foiled piscina by east door. Chancel with three bay king post roof, low arches into east and west aisle chapels, and organ gallery to east. Fittings include three bay rood screen with panelled tracery, and carved octagonal stone font in baptistery.

Listing NGR: SU9766579953

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
434075
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Maxwell, F, The History of Slough, (1973), 84-85
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Buckingham, (1908), 302
'Kelly's Directory' in Kelly's Directory, (1911), 178
Websites
British Geological Survey, Strategic Stone Study, accessed 3 February 2020 from https://www.bgs.ac.uk/mineralsuk/buildingStones/StrategicStoneStudy/EH_atlases.html

Legal

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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