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Church of St Catherine

A Grade I Listed Building in Baughurst, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.3236 / 51°19'24"N

Longitude: -1.2094 / 1°12'33"W

OS Eastings: 455184

OS Northings: 158572

OS Grid: SU551585

Mapcode National: GBR 947.T7G

Mapcode Global: VHCZS.ZZHQ

Entry Name: Church of St Catherine

Listing Date: 16 May 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1092569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 138001

Location: Baughurst, Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire, RG26

County: Hampshire

District: Basingstoke and Deane

Civil Parish: Baughurst

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Wolverton with Ewhurst St Catherine

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text


Church of St Catherine


Medieval, 1717, with a Gothic restoration of 1872. A classical design, being a
rebuilding of 1717, of regular form and symmetrical end elevations; nave of 5 bays,
north and south transepts, chancel, western porch (south side) and vestry (north
side), and a large western tower. The walling is in red brickwork Flemish bond,
with brindle brick features; band below the parapet, quoins and plain pilasters,
plain architraves to openings (which have cambered heads with stone keys and impost
blocks), plinth (raised as an apron below the windows). The deep parapet has a
stone coping, stepped at the transept gables, with semi-circular tops to gables and
the raised east end centrepiece. Within the window openings are coupled round-
headed lights framed in red brickwork (of the last date). The prominent west tower
has 3 stages: a stone coping to the tall parapet (raised by curves at each corner),
stone pedestals at each corner, a stone modillion cornice, quoins having white
chamfered stone blocks alternating with narrower brindle brickwork, brindle bands
and plinth. The upper-stage has an opening with cornice, pulvinated frieze and
architrave surround, the middle stage (on the west side) has an arched opening with
keystone, the lower with a west doorway (now filled) of an arch formed by massive
rusticated blocks. The tiled roof is partly masked by the tall parapets and high
gables. The interior has plain classical features and many period details, the
east wall is panelled and framed in an Ionic Order of ¾ columns and pilasters,
there are wrought-iron altar rails and the remains (of 2 gilded side pieces) of a
taller wrought-iron chancel screen, the pulpit and reading desk are identical
panelled rostra, approached through archways, the nave and south chancel retain
their panelled pews, the north and south doorways have architraves and 8-panelled
doors, and there is a stone baluster font. The nave roof has arch braced trusses
and arched wind braces, constituting a survival from the medieval church. Other
features include a brass candelabra at the crossing, black and white marble diagonal
paving to the chancel, and a painted Royal Coat of Arms of 1846. The Victorian
Gothic changes, mainly the replacement of windows by brick-framed round-head lights
and the removal of the west gallery, have not greatly altered the Georgian styling.

Listing NGR: SU5518458572

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