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Church of St Paul

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wokingham, Wokingham

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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

Plus Code: 9C3XC574+MJ

Entry Name: Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 12 November 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303384

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41713

Location: Wokingham, RG41

County: Wokingham

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

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Description

SU 8068 NE
17/39

WOKINGHAM
READING ROAD (south west side)
Church of St. Paul

12.11.51

G.V.
II*

Parish church. 1862-4 by Henry Woodyer in the Decorated style; aisles added 1874. Courses of squared Pennant sandstone 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: three-lights, four on the north and six on the south aisles; all with two stage buttresses between. Three-light with reticulated tracery on the east end of nave and a four-light on the west end with intersecting tracery. Six five-light clerestorey windows on each side.

Tower: four stages, moulded strings to each, angled buttresses of four stages; pinnacles with crockets; broached spire with weathervane on top. C13 style plate traceried windows.

Interior: five 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 three bays; with moulded arch braced collars, moulded and decorated butt purlins, and double arched windbraces. On the south wall of the chancel are four low quatrefoil clerestorey windows, below these on the right is a two 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.

Listing NGR: SU8052468983

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