CHURCH OF ST BIRINUS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1369090
Date first listed:
14-May-1986
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST BIRINUS, BRIDGE END

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST BIRINUS, BRIDGE END

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
South Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Dorchester
National Grid Reference:
SU 57900 93936

Details

SU 5793 DORCHESTER BRIDGE END (east side)

1192-0/8/31 Church of St Birinus

GV 14/5/96 II*

Roman Catholic Church. 1849 by William Wilkinson Wardell for John Davey of Overy .Coursed squared limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; stone-slate roof Nave, chancel, north vestry and south porch. Decorated style. The one-bay chancel has a 3-Iight traceried east window and cusped single lights in the side walls. The small 2-light side windows of the 3-bay nave have a variety of flowing tracery and all hoods have carved head stops. The porch, in the centre of the south side, has richly-moulded doorway below a canopied statue of the Virgin and Child. The west wall has cusped single lights flanking a large canopied standing figure of St Birinus supported by an angel corbel. The gable parapets bear apex crosses and, over the chancel arch, a tall bellcote with a traceried opening. Interior: the contemporary fittings of the chancel include a painted and gilded panelled ceiling with an elaborate cornice, plus elaborately-canopied recesses for piscina and font in the south wall. The traceried wooden chancel screen carries carved rood figures, and the cancel arch has rich foliage capitals and a surrounding painted inscription. The contemporary glass in the chancel windows is by Ward and Nixon and there is one later stained-glass window in the nave. A rich and complete interior. Wardell was a friend of Pugin and later designed the R C cathedrals of Melbourne and Sydney.



Listing NGR: SU5790093936

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
248060
Legacy System:
LBS

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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