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Church of St Matthew

A Grade II Listed Building in Midgham, West Berkshire

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Latitude: 51.4009 / 51°24'3"N

Longitude: -1.2021 / 1°12'7"W

OS Eastings: 455602

OS Northings: 167179

OS Grid: SU556671

Mapcode National: GBR 93G.2X1

Mapcode Global: VHCZM.31VW

Entry Name: Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 6 April 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303395

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39584

Location: Midgham, West Berkshire, RG7

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Midgham

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Midgham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

3/3 Church Of St.Matthew

- II

Church. 1869. John Johnson in a Neo-Gothic style. Flint with stone dressings,
diagonal buttresses, parapetted gables with footstones, kneelers and copings,
tiled roofs and stone spire. Rich Decorated style with hood moulds throughout.
South-west tower and spire, nave, south aisle, south porch, north chapel, north
vestry and chancel. Tower: 2 stages with clasping buttresses to first stage and
newel turret to first stage at north-west corner. 2-light ogee headed bell
chamber openings on all faces, battlemented corbelled parapet, and broach spire
with lucarnes on cardinal faces and carved figures above broaches. Gabled south
porch, moulded and shafted doorway, 2 cusped lights to each side and 2 wooden
gates with quatrefoil panels. South aisle:moulded south doorway, three 2-light
windows to right, and doorway to east with Caernarvon arched head. East end with
rose window, ballflower ornament on verge and moulded chimney at gable end.
Chancel: cusped lancet to south, 3-light east window with curvilinear tracery.
Vestry: east end with rose window of 3 trefoiled lights, ballflower ornament
on verge and moulded chimney on gable end; north side with 2-light Caernarvon
arched window and ogee arched doorway with carved finial. North chapel of 2 bays
with 2-light windows; west end with door, rose window and small quatrefoil opening
in gable above. Nave: north side of 3 bays with 2-light windows; west end with
large 4-light window with geometrical tracery, and small quatrefoil in gable above.
Interior: 5 bay south aisle arcade, polished granite piers with moulded capitals
and bases; large pier to west to support tower. Arch braced nave roof on short wall
shafts with foliated capitals and resting on corbelled heads. 2 bay north arcade
and arch in chapel to east. Chancel arch of 2 orders with ballflower ornament,
resting on short hexagonal wall shafts on corbelled heads. 3 bay arcaded chancel
wall, on short granite shafts with angel corbels. 2-light opening to north with
central granite shaft, cusped arches and quatrefoil panel in tympanum above.
Corresponding blank arch to south. Shafted east window. All fittings C19; including
font;stone pulpit and wooden lectern. V.C.H. Vo1.3. p.325. B.O.E.Berkshire p.178.

Listing NGR: SU5560267179

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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