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Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation

A Grade II* Listed Building in Queen's Park, Bournemouth

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Latitude: 50.7382 / 50°44'17"N

Longitude: -1.8636 / 1°51'48"W

OS Eastings: 409724

OS Northings: 93181

OS Grid: SZ097931

Mapcode National: GBR X92.JV

Mapcode Global: FRA 67Z4.9SG

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation

Listing Date: 27 February 1976

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110033

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101719

Location: Bournemouth, BH8

County: Bournemouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Queen's Park

Built-Up Area: Bournemouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

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Listing Text

SZ 0993

Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation



Roman Catholic Church. 1905-6, by [Sir] Giles Gilbert Scott, his first executed church; Lady Chapel added and west end of nave extended by one bay in 1965. Stone contrast of tall chancel and even taller transepts with low nave. Geometrical Gothic style, red brick with stone bands and dressings, thin bricks arranged in 5 courses of stretchers to 2 of headers. Nave roof hidden behind flat parapet and shallow gable, 3 light Geometrical windows at sides. Soaring west wall of crossing with 2 Geometrical windows and strongly modelled buttressed bellcote, very tall upper pair of 2-light windows at transept ends. East wall windowless, 2 big buttresses with many set-offs. Nave interior single-storey with 3-bay arcades framing arched recesses instead of aisles, narrow passages penetrating the piers, simple chamfers, no capitals. Similar low west arch of crossing, east arch by contrast very high. Chancel 3-storey: blank plaster walls at lower level, than triforium gallery with elegantly moulded pair of arches (without capitals) on each side, and decorative wrought-iron balcony connecting them above altar, clerestory of 3 tiny flat-topped 2-light windows on each side. Triforium continued as open gallery over low north and south crossing arches. Piers have bands of pink stone. Original High Altar very shallow, on brackets and central colonette (recent altar freestanding in front). Altar rail of striped slate-grey and white stone on curved steps. Modern west gallery, with toplit baptistery further west.

Listing NGR: SZ0972493181

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