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Douai Abbey Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woolhampton, West Berkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.41 / 51°24'36"N

Longitude: -1.1717 / 1°10'18"W

OS Eastings: 457704

OS Northings: 168214

OS Grid: SU577682

Mapcode National: GBR 939.JLD

Mapcode Global: VHCZF.MTXF

Plus Code: 9C3WCR6H+28

Entry Name: Douai Abbey Church

Listing Date: 10 November 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156252

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39694

Location: Woolhampton, West Berkshire, RG7

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Woolhampton

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Woolhampton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Description

SU 56 NE
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WOOLHAMPTON
UPPER WOOLHAMPTON
Douai Abbey Church

GV
II*

Church. 1928-33, by J Arnold Crush. Red brick with Bath stone dressings, string course carried up over windows as hoodmould, plinths and parapets of chequered flint and stone; tiled choir roof, others not visible. Free Curvilinear Gothic style. Choir, aisles, north aisle chapel and Lady chapel with polygonal apse.

Choir: two bays, that to east short. Four-light aisle windows, those to east two-lights; two-light clerestory windows, those to east of one light; clerestory to east with central three-light window flanked by cusped lancets.

Low chapel projecting from western bay to north with two two-light windows. Newel turret to north-east of choir with parapet and lancet openings. Temporary west end
with three lancets and circular window above lean-to porch.

Lady chapel: three bays, three-light windows; east window of four lights.

Interior: ashlar faced and stone vaulted throughout. Choir arcades with moulded bases and capitals, and moulded arches. The church remains unfinished. J. Arnold Crush was a pupil of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Douai is a Benedictine Abbey.

Listing NGR: SU5770468214

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