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Church of St Jude

A Grade II Listed Building in Southsea, Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.7868 / 50°47'12"N

Longitude: -1.0885 / 1°5'18"W

OS Eastings: 464351

OS Northings: 98979

OS Grid: SZ643989

Mapcode National: GBR VRG.CR

Mapcode Global: FRA 87L0.KR9

Plus Code: 9C2WQWP6+PJ

Entry Name: Church of St Jude

Listing Date: 25 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245534

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474824

Location: St. Jude, Portsmouth, PO5

County: Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Jude

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Southsea St Jude

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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SZ6498 KENT ROAD, Southsea
774-1/15/372 (North side)
25/09/72 Church of St Jude


Church. 1851. By TE Owen (built as part of his Southsea
development). Vestry and chapel flanking chancel to north and
south, west face of nave, and internal balcony to aisles 1897.
By JH Ball. Flint and rock-faced stone with stone dressings.
Welsh slate roofs.
PLAN: 5-bay aisled nave, 2-bay chancel, north-east vestry and
south-east chapel (converted to church offices and coffee
rooms c1973).
EXTERIOR: west face: lofty nave with facing stone coped gable,
flanking stepped buttresses rising to window springing level.
At centre is a tall 5-light wide stone traceried window with
pointed arch, rusticated stone jambs and sillband.
South face: low projecting porch to left with recessed 2-leaf
boarded door set behind splayed stone surround with pointed
arch, dripstone and dropped bosses. Facing stone coped gable
with kneelers. Stone corbels to eaves. To right the aisle has,
between the first 3 bays, a projecting memorial chapel set
between buttresses with a small pointed stone traceried cusped
window. Oculus set within facing stone coped gable with
kneelers. Flanking 2-light reticulated stone tracery stone
windows with cusped hood to each light set under pointed arch
with dripstone and dropped bosses. Further right projecting
chapel has 2 similar windows. Low flat-roofed projection to
front of chapel with 3-light stone plate traceried window.
Nave has six 2-light geometrical stone traceried clerestory
windows each with pointed arch and rusticated jambs. The right
hand 4 windows have dripstones with dropped bosses. Stone
corbels to eaves. To right of aisle is a projecting screen
wall with pointed stone arched opening arch rusticated jamb,
facing stone coped gable with kneelers and finial. Further
right is a low projecting hipped roof wing with stone parapet
containing Church offices. 3-light stone plate traceried
window. Right of aisle, projecting from south face of chancel
is a tower and spire with clasped stepped buttresses ascending
to head level of tower windows. Projecting porch with 2-leaf
recessed boarded door set under pointed stone arch with
dripstone, splayed stone jambs. Facing stone coped gable with
finial. Stone traceried oculus set within gable. Each face of
tower has at high level 2 tall narrow stone geometrical
tracery 1-light wide louvred openings, each with dripstones,

set within recessed flint walled panel with clock face over.
Broached spire has on each face a 2-light opening each with
cusped heads and facing gable with dripstone.
East face: lower roofed chancel has a 5-light reticulated
stone traceried window, facing stone coped gable with finial.
To left the lower hipped roof church offices has two 2-light
stone plate traceried windows with, at centre, a stone chimney
stack. Stone coped parapet.
North face: similar to south face but with a flat roofed porch
to right with a 2-leaf boarded door set under stone flat
pointed arch with rusticated jambs. Stone parapet. At junction
of aisle with nave is a 3-sided stair access tower with a
1-light stone traceried window. To left aisle has 5 2-light
reticulated stone traceried window with flanking stepped
buttresses. Stone corbels to eaves. Further left vestry has at
centre a 1-light wide stone traceried window with dripstone
and dropped bosses. A low porch to right of vestry with facing
gable and kneelers.
INTERIOR: aisled nave to north and south with square chamfered
stone piers and pointed arches; short round attached columns
below springer of each arch. Balcony set over vestibule and
running for 3 aisled bays eastwards (balcony now partitioned
1973 to form church rooms). Chancel pointed arch similar to
arcade. On north side of chancel left bay has carved timber
screen with 5 front stalls, door to right with timber fretwork
to top of panel. Further right is a 2-light reticulated stone
traceried window. South side of chancel has similar window and
to right is door to church offices and organ loft. East window
5-light reticulated, reredos below with open upper tracery
rising above sill of window. Nave and chancel roofs hammer
beamed with curved braces set off stone corbels, diagonal
boarded between rafters. West face has timber screened
vestibule with leaded lights, 2-leaf boarded entrance door.
Porch to left and right with timber stairs to balcony. Aisles
and chancel windows have stained glass and to south of south
aisle is a mausoleum for members of the Lanyon family c1887-93
with stone ribbed and embossed vaulting.
(Balfour A: Portsmouth: Highgate Hill, London: 1970-: 48;
Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 125; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N &
Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth:
1967-: 440; Offord J: Churches, Chapels & Places of Worship on
Portsea Island: Southsea: 1989-: 42, 43, 44).

Listing NGR: SZ6398699116

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