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Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Bournemouth

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Latitude: 50.7211 / 50°43'15"N

Longitude: -1.8787 / 1°52'43"W

OS Eastings: 408657

OS Northings: 91278

OS Grid: SZ086912

Mapcode National: GBR X77.0X

Mapcode Global: FRA 67Y5.PWG

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart

Listing Date: 1 August 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108880

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101700

Location: Bournemouth, BH1

County: Bournemouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bournemouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bournemouth Town Centre

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

5l86 (South East Side)
Roman Catholic Church
of the Sacred Heart
SZ O891 13/136 1.8.74.


1872-4, Henry Clutton, enlarged and externally remodelled 1896-8 by A J Pilkington.
Interior preserves most of Clutton: 3-bay arcades, Early French double-columns
with shaft-rings and simplified capitals. Crossing arches similar, but clustered
columns on foliage corbels. North aisle with transverse half-arches as buttresses,
south aisle with gables at right-angles. Nave roof boarded, with big kingposts.
East end all by Pilkington: short chancel, with east wall panelled in marble
as background for reredos by P P Pugin, with 3 spirelets over statues, 8 smaller
niches. Altar rail of strange Renaissance design (? Clutton): openwork brass
foliage, with white marble portrait medallions of Jesuit saints, in shallow bow.
North chapel with tieceron vault and Spanish Gothic altar of the Assumption (192l-2).
South chapel, wooden vault, another canopied reveals. Externally, tower by Clutton:
buff brick and stone with straight-headed transomed and traceried belfry windows,
cornice with globules and pyramid spire of banded slate. Remainder by Pilkington,
in rock-faced Portland stone, except for Clutton's aisle gables (Perpendicular
tracery). Windowless gable to chancel with canopied niches, on high basement
(Catholic Institute).

The Presbytery and Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred heart form a group.

Listing NGR: SZ0865791278

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