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Church of St Thomas-A-Becket

A Grade I Listed Building in Havant, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.8437 / 50°50'37"N

Longitude: -0.9659 / 0°57'57"W

OS Eastings: 472900

OS Northings: 105418

OS Grid: SU729054

Mapcode National: GBR CF6.2LS

Mapcode Global: FRA 86VV.ZFZ

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas-A-Becket

Listing Date: 16 May 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154443

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135330

Location: Havant, Hampshire, PO9

County: Hampshire

District: Havant

Town: Havant

Electoral Ward/Division: St Faith's

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Warblington St Thomas a Becket

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text


Church of St. Thomas-

16.5.52 I

Parish Church. Saxon, Transitional (late C12), Early English (C13), C15, restoration
of 1859 (by J. H. Ball). The slender central tower is Saxon (a tower
above a west porch), but the lowest stage was widened when the chancel
(originally the Saxon church) was rebuilt in the C13. The chancel has a
north wing (vestry) and the east end, and next to it a shorter C19 transept
(above the heating chamber). The comparatively-wide nave has 3 bays, with
aisles extending as chapels (each with a piscina) on each side of the tower.
The arcade is supported on the north side by drum columns with moulded
circular caps and bases, on the south side by octagonal shafts, each with
4 detached Purbeck columns with 'stiff-leaf' caps: the 2 tower arches are
C13 and rest on triple attached Purbeck shafts, having moulded caps at the _
east side and stiff leaf foliage at the west. Above the east wall of the
nave can be seen a Saxon doorway, other features of the interior include
2 canopied medieval tombs (each with a recumbent female figure) and several
wall monuments. Externally the roof is tiled and the walling is of flint
and stone rubble with stone dressings, There are some lancets, but most of
the windows are traceried Victorian lights, the aisles having coupled lights
within one arch, beneath gables. The north porch is C15, of heavy timber-
framing with stone side walls. The tower is crowned with a small shingled
broach spire (of 1859).

Listing NGR: SU7293805566

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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