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Church of St Bartholomew

A Grade II Listed Building in Park, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4543 / 51°27'15"N

Longitude: -0.9427 / 0°56'33"W

OS Eastings: 473563

OS Northings: 173345

OS Grid: SU735733

Mapcode National: GBR QTG.B3

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.MP0Z

Entry Name: Church of St Bartholomew

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113513

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39023

Location: Reading, RG1

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Park

Built-Up Area: Reading

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Reading St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Church of
St Bartholomew
SU 7373 8/521
Church of England 1879. Chiefly interesting as Alfred Waterhouse's first and
possibly only large-scale essay in Church building . Gothic. On corner of
Palmer Park. 5 bay aisled nave. Red brick with grey brick decoration (eg cross
in west gable) and bands. Ashlar plinth and recessed reveals. Tiled roof.
West front has central entrance with stepped triplet in pointed recess above
it and a double belfry. West porch to north of aisle a later addition (1920
by Sir Ninian Comper) with ashlar ogee entrance flanked by shield panels representing
St Bartholomew's flaying knives and St Peter's keys) and topped by canopied
niche with statue of St Bartholomew. Interior: wide bay arcades on low columns;
whitewash now obscures polychromy of brickwork which was exposed inside as
well as out. Tie beam roof. 3 bay aisled chancel 1902-05 (see rainwater heads)
by G F Bodley with decorated windows - chancel added with Waterhousets consent.
Panelled waggon roof.

Listing NGR: SU7356373345

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