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Church of St Matthew

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxhey, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6455 / 51°38'43"N

Longitude: -0.3862 / 0°23'10"W

OS Eastings: 511755

OS Northings: 195311

OS Grid: TQ117953

Mapcode National: GBR 48.WVV

Mapcode Global: VHFSM.8W5Y

Entry Name: Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 7 January 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101130

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158160

Location: Watford, Hertfordshire, WD19

County: Hertfordshire

District: Watford

Town: Watford

Electoral Ward/Division: Oxhey

Built-Up Area: Watford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxhey St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TQ 19 NW 4/29

Church of St Matthew


1880 by W H Syme of Watford. Red brick Gothic church with north-west tower and spire. Nave and aisles, chancel with 5 sided apse, small north and south transepts. Plain tile roofs. Lancet windows, single in aisles, double in clerestory and triple in transepts. Long single lights to apse. Moulded brick hood-moulds and strings. Some pressed brick ornament. Tower with 2 light bell-openings and broach spire above, brick with 3 stone bands. Open timber roofs, principal arch braces carried on wall-shafts in nave, similar shafts to brick chancel arch. Boarded chancel roof. Pressed brick frieze below clerestory. Early C20 carved oak pulpit lectern, screen (now at west end) and altar rails. In north aisle is original elaborate painted wood reredos circa 1880-90 by J E K Cutts, moved from chancel. In south transept luminous stained glass circa 1916 by Carl Parsons.
Builder 29.5.1880.

Listing NGR: TQ1175595311

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