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Church of St Philip

A Grade II Listed Building in Brighton and Hove, The City of Brighton and Hove

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Latitude: 50.8306 / 50°49'50"N

Longitude: -0.1889 / 0°11'20"W

OS Eastings: 527640

OS Northings: 105016

OS Grid: TQ276050

Mapcode National: GBR JNW.T84

Mapcode Global: FRA B6HW.VM9

Entry Name: Church of St Philip

Listing Date: 2 November 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187579

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365599

Location: Brighton and Hove, BN3

County: The City of Brighton and Hove

Electoral Ward/Division: Westbourne

Built-Up Area: Brighton and Hove

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Aldrington

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


579-1/3/152 (North side)
Church of St Philip


Parish church, altered to include parish hall. Opened for
services 1893, described as still unfinished in 1899, early
C20 end 3 bays converted into parish hall. Architect probably
John Oldred Scott. Red brick, squared and coursed flints,
ashlar dressings, slate roof, lead roof to apse of Lady
Chapel, wooden shingles to fleche.
Plan: 6 and a half bay nave with clerestory, north and south
aisles, western 3 bays closed off to form parish hall,
2-storey Lady Chapel with buttressed polygonal apse, priest's
door with porch, north-east vestry, entrance on south front
through double doors without porch. Diaperwork brick on flint
above heads of the 10 clerestory windows linked by continuous
entablature, chequerboard ashlar stone and dressed flint
below, one flying buttress of painted brick between south
aisle and nave, chequerboard parapet to aisles with paired
lancet windows, gable fronted priest's porch with diaperwork
brick on flint, rose window, 5-bay arcade to south front of
Lady Chapel with 4 lancets, arcade continued around apse with
stone shafts, brick spandrels and plinth, flintwork surrounds
to lancet windows, setback buttresses to east end,
chequerboard stone and flint in gable end, diaper work brick
on flint, brick relieving arch to 3-light East window flanked
by blind arcades; 2-light west window.
Interior: chequerboard brick and ashlar work nave. Ceiled
chancel roof, flat open rafter roof with asbestos sheeting to
nave, monopitch rafter roofs to aisles. Pointed chancel arch
of brick, chamfered in 3 orders and dying into imposts. Three
and a half bay arcade with round, banded piers of stone
carrying pointed arches. Five bay arcade to south wall of
chancel separating the Lady Chapel. Matchboard dado with
modillion-moulded rail to nave and aisles. West end glazed in
upper portion with large mural occupying lower half of wall.
Brass eagle lectern. Late C19 6-branch candelabra. Carved
angels surmounting columns forming curtain railing around
altar. Stone font of clustered marble columns. Stained glass
to East window. Chair seating. Lady Chapel and parish hall not
A fine exterior. John Oldred Scott is credited as the
architect in the Goodhart-Rendel Index of Victorian Churches
located in the R.I.B.A. however the church is not mentioned in
Scott's obituary in The Builder, June 1913, Vol.104, p.650-1.

Listing NGR: TQ2764005016

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