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Roman Catholic Church of St Gregory and St Augustine

A Grade II Listed Building in Wolvercote, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7828 / 51°46'58"N

Longitude: -1.2734 / 1°16'24"W

OS Eastings: 450218

OS Northings: 209601

OS Grid: SP502096

Mapcode National: GBR 7XD.2WB

Mapcode Global: VHCXM.WG44

Plus Code: 9C3WQPMG+4J

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Gregory and St Augustine

Listing Date: 21 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405007

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2

County: Oxfordshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Wolvercote

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Wolvercote

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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612-0/24/10031 (East side)
Roman Catholic Church of St
Gregory and St Augustine
Private R.C. chapel. 1910-11, by Ernest Newton for Apsley Paddox, an adjacent house.
Rendered brick and Cumberland slate roof with gabled ends.
PLAN: Nave with gallery at west end over a narthex entered on the south side. Later in the
C20 a large extension, probably parish rooms, was built at the east end.
EXTERIOR: East gable-end has 4-light ground floor window and large 6-light gallery
window with segmental arch head with tile hoodmould and cill and with diamond shaped
brick ventilator and small stone cross on gable. 4-light north and south side windows. All
windows have leaded panes. On the west end of the south side porch with splayed ashlar
sides corbelled at top and supporting the canopy roof simple boarded double doors with
leaded lights. Wooden and lead-clad octagonal cupola on ridge near east end. Later C20
extension at east end.
INTERIOR: Remarkably complete with fine simple joinery. Plaster tunnel-vault ceiling
with moulded tie-beams and wall plate. Panelled and glazed screen under gallery at west end
with tall wooden balustrade above. At east end a baldachino with panels of Spanish leather
and carved wooden canopy. Wooden Communion rail and sedilia.
SOURCES: Newton, w.g., The work of Ernest Newton [1925]. Gray, A.S., Edwardian
Architecture, p.273. Buildings of England, p.332. Service, A., Edwardian Architecture, p.206.

Listing NGR: SP5021809601

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