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Church of St Catherine of Siena

A Grade II Listed Building in Sheffield, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3614 / 53°21'41"N

Longitude: -1.4075 / 1°24'27"W

OS Eastings: 439527

OS Northings: 385115

OS Grid: SK395851

Mapcode National: GBR 9XS.VT

Mapcode Global: WHDDQ.CR0X

Plus Code: 9C5W9H6R+HX

Entry Name: Church of St Catherine of Siena

Listing Date: 13 June 1997

Last Amended: 9 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375535

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466435

Location: Sheffield, S13

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Richmond

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Richmond Road St Catherine of Siena

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

SK 38 NE SHEFFIELD RICHMOND ROAD

784/6/10056 Church of St Catherine of
Siena
13/06/97
II


Church. 1958-62. Basil Spence. Brown brick. Roof not visible. Slate cladding to entrance block of parish hall. Rectangular nave sweeping around into a semicircular apsed sanctuary . EXTERIOR: entrance to liturgical south-west and parish hall to liturgical west with vestry. Carved words "The Church of St Catherine" to left of recessed entrance. Tower linked to liturgical south-east, and comprising two convex slabs forming a sacristy at ground level and linked by concrete beams above. Patinated bronze sculptural group with crucified Christ affixed to its east side. INTERIOR: aisleless with vertical slit windows to north and south walls and roof sloping upwards towards chancel, on laminated timbers beams, so that roof deck is separated from the walls by a narrow glazed strip. Light is thrown onto the east wall by a concealed window at the east end of the nave. Sanctuary is raised two shallow steps, and altar was originally raised on two further steps against the east wall. It has now been moved forward. Altar is a black painted metal framed table with a varnished timber top. Font of polished limestone with fossils is in the original position to liturgical south side of sanctuary. Timber lid with schematic metal dove. Large timber cross behind altar, comprising two pairs of overlapping beams, penetrated symbolically by large nails. Timber sedilia on metal supports. Laminated timber pews. Organ above entrance to sacristy .A strongly sculptural design with a powerful presence. Vicarage not of special architectural or historic interest.

Listing NGR: SK3952785115

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

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