History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Church of St Cuthbert

A Grade II Listed Building in Baffins, Portsmouth

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 50.8062 / 50°48'22"N

Longitude: -1.0615 / 1°3'41"W

OS Eastings: 466223

OS Northings: 101159

OS Grid: SU662011

Mapcode National: GBR VWQ.XJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 86NY.XZF

Plus Code: 9C2WRW4Q+F9

Entry Name: Church of St Cuthbert

Listing Date: 18 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333225

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474741

Location: Portsmouth, PO3

County: Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Baffins

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Portsea St Cuthbert, Copnor

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


774-1/4/132 (South side)
Church of St Cuthbert


Church. 1914-15. By E Stanley Hall. Original east end apse was
destroyed by bombing, Second World War. The present east end
wall is post-war reconstruction. Red and grey brickwork in
Flemish bond. Half round red clay roof tiles.
STYLE: Byzantine.
PLAN: 2 large bay aisled nave, 1 large bay chancel. North-east
vestry and organ loft, south-east Lady Chapel, main west porch
and south entrance. South bell tower to left of Lady Chapel.
Aligned north/south, liturgical east used in this description.
EXTERIOR: south face: lower vestibule on far right has a
2-leaf linen-fold boarded door, fanlight with leaded lights
recessed within stepped brick opening with round brick arch
and dripstone, stepped buttress to left corner. At left corner
of aisle and further right to left of tower are 2 double wide
buttress walls each pierced with rounded arch and rising out
of aisle and terminating at above mid point of the nave. To
left and right of central double buttress are 3 leaded light
windows, each with recessed brick jambs and sill, flat arch
with 4 courses of brick tiles in stretcher bond set under
round brick arch with diamond pattern brickwork within
tympanum. Decorated brick parapet with stone coping. Round
headed brick clerestory windows to nave with recessed brick
jambs. Brick tiled band and decorated brick parapet with stone
band and coping. To right is the projecting bell tower.
Entrance porch with recessed 2-leaf linen fold boarded door,
fanlight set under round stepped brick arch. Tower has
vertical recessed brick panels rising above nave roof with
moulded stone band, recessed diamond pattern brick panels and
stone coping. Circular stone top tier to tower with open
arcade of short stone columns with rounded arches; at each
corner is a diagonal brick buttress. Projecting stone cornice
surmounted by pierced stone octagonal turret and lead dome.
Left and right returns to tower have two tiers of 2 narrow
casements each set under a segmental brick arch. To right of
tower is a low flat roofed projecting Lady Chapel with 3
windows, each with leaded lights set within recessed brick
panel with brick tiled flat arch, under round brick arch with
brick tympanum. Brick parapet and stone coping. Windows
flanked by pilaster buttresses.
West face: to left and right of nave are clasped pierced

buttresses similar to south face but each continuing as a flat
pilaster buttress up to roof coping. At centre is a wide
recessed brick panel with round arch. Decorated brickwork with
tile-slip bands at eaves level and to facing stone gable. 3
recessed clerestory windows with leaded lights each set under
round-headed brick arch. Lower projecting vestibule has at
centre a brick porch with recessed 2-leaf linen-fold boarded
door set under round brick arch with curved stone pediment.
Flanking porch are on each side 2 windows similar to aisle.
North face: similar to south but with 2-storey vestry and
organ loft at east end.
East face: at centre is a recessed round-arched brick panel
with 3 recessed windows, each set under a round brick arch
within recessed panel. Diagonal brickwork to tympanum and
below sill is a range of short brick pilasters.
INTERIOR: each bay of the north and south arcades has 3
recessed round-headed brick arches supported on 2 central
stone columns with cushion capital and base, flanking
pilasters set between massive brick piers - each brick pier
has round-headed brick arched opening set in recessed brick
panek, stone band. Over stone band full width recessed brick
panel with round brick arch. Inset are 3 clerestory windows to
each bay. Brick barrel vault across nave (north to south) to
full width of brick piers with groined plaster ceiling vaults
between. 1 bay chancel has north and south arcades similar to
nave except that stone columns and pilasters each have a
scalloped capital and openings between columns have moulded
timber screen infills with, on north side, a door at centre
leading to passage, Vestries and organ loft. Organ loft to
left opening. Barrel vaulted ceiling with 3 windows on each
side cutting through vault. West end has low vestibule with at
centre 2 stone columns similar to nave arcade. Main entrance
doors and a porch to left (south). East window to chancel has
stained glass 1959 by Osmund Caine.
(Balfour A: Portsmouth: Highgate Hill, London: 1970-: 73;
Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 131; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N &
Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth:
1967-: 437, 438; Offord J: Churches, Chapels and Places of
Worship on Portsea Island: Southsea: 1989-: 27).

Listing NGR: SU6610802158

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.