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Latitude: 51.4142 / 51°24'50"N
Longitude: -0.8435 / 0°50'36"W
OS Eastings: 480524
OS Northings: 168983
OS Grid: SU805689
Mapcode National: GBR C6D.9L1
Mapcode Global: VHDX2.BQF8
Entry Name: Church of St Paul
Listing Date: 12 November 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1303384
English Heritage Legacy ID: 41713
Location: Wokingham, Wokingham, RG41
Civil Parish: Wokingham
Built-Up Area: Wokingham
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Wokingham St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
WOKINGHAM READING ROAD
SU 8068 NE
(South west side)
17/39 Church of St. Paul
Parish church. 1862-4 by Henry Woodyer in the Decorated style; aisles added
1874. Squared rubble with Bath stone dressings. Tiled roofs, separately
over nave and chancel; lead roofs over aisles and vestry. Nave with
clerestoreys, north and south aisles, chancel, vestry; north chapel and
organ chamber, south chapel, a north west porch and tower with spire.
Plinth, moulded strings and eaves course; decorated parapets of circular
motifs to tower, and blind arcading to aisles. Coped gables. Windows:
3-lights, 4 on the north and 6 on the south aisles; all with 2 stage
buttresses between. 3-light with reticulated tracery on the east end of
nave and a 4-light on the west end with. intersecting tracery. Six,
5-light clerestorey windows on each side, Tower:- 4 stages, moulded
strings to each, angled buttresses of 4 stages; pinnacles with crockets;
broached spire with weathervane on top. C13 style plate traceried windows.
Interior:-5 bay nave. Moulded arched and scissor braced roof, with tracery
between spandrels; intermediate smaller arch braced collars between ; butt
purlins. North and south arcades with quatrefoil columns and thin shafts
in the diagonals; leaf capitals. The clerestoreys have a series of rere-
arches on detached shafts. The chancel is 3 bays; with moulded arch braced
collars, moulded and decorated butt purlins, and double arched windbraces.
On the south wall of the chancel are 4 low quatrefoil clerestorey windows,
below these on the right is a 2 bay arcade separating the south chapel:
a door to the vestry on the left of this with a pointed arch decorated with
gilded foliage. An elaborately carved stone reredos, depicting the last
supper and the crucifixion. The chancel has a fine fresco and a carved
oak screen below. The font has 8 lobes, the bowl is in the art nouveau
style, decorated with water-lilies and inter-twined stalk; and has an
elaborate carved wooden cover. Stained glass by Hardman. The church
was given to the town by John Walter of Bear Wood. V.C.H. Vol.lll p.226.
B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.308.
Listing NGR: SU8052468983
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