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Church of St Bartholomew

A Grade II Listed Building in Arborfield, Wokingham

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Latitude: 51.4043 / 51°24'15"N

Longitude: -0.9117 / 0°54'42"W

OS Eastings: 475797

OS Northings: 167815

OS Grid: SU757678

Mapcode National: GBR C69.Y1Z

Mapcode Global: VHDX1.4YWV

Entry Name: Church of St Bartholomew

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135983

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41415

Location: Arborfield and Newland, Wokingham, RG2

County: Wokingham

Civil Parish: Arborfield and Newland

Built-Up Area: Arborfield

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Arborfield

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 76 NE (north side)

9/16 Church of St. Bartholomew

26.1.67 II

Parish church. 1863 by J.A. Picton in Early Decorated style to replace
earlier church now ruined and listed separately (8/3). Flint with stone
dressings, fishscale tiled roof with decorative ridge tiles. 5-bay nave,
aspidal chancel, west tower and broached spire, gabled porch entry on south
at west end. Buttressed walls, diagonal buttressed to chancel and tower;
2-light reticulated traceried windows. Tower in 3 stages, 3-light traceried
window on west front, 2-light similar windows on second stage and 2-light
openings with boarded infill at bell-stage. Interior: contains some fittings
and monuments from old church; C18 turned baluster altar rails, and wooden vase
shaped font. Glass:- Head of Aaron, 1744, by John Rowell of Reading in head
of window south single light window in nave, second bay from west end,
remaining stained glass in chancel and 4 nave windows is C19. Monuments:-
in north aisle to Sir William Standen died 1639, and his wife Mary Backhouse
of Swallowfield. 2 recumbent alabaster effigies on a black marble altar top
with a small daughter at their feet, leaning on a stall and holding a
cartouche of arms. The south side has 4 Doric columns supporting top with
panels between, the outer with a coat of arms, the centre with inscription.
On west wall to Edwardus Standen, 1750; an inscription panel flanked by
fluted pilasters supporting a cornice broken forward over pilasters, flanking
urns and central cartouche of arms. A small brass to Thomas Howard, 1643
above 2 incised slate tablets; one to the wife of Rev. H. Hodgekinson 1804; the
other to the Reverend Henry Hodgekinson, 1839. E.O.E. (Berkshire) p.66.
V.C.H. Vol.III p.202.

Listing NGR: SU7579767815

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