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Church of the Good Shepherd

A Grade II Listed Building in Brighton and Hove, The City of Brighton and Hove

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Latitude: 50.8418 / 50°50'30"N

Longitude: -0.1578 / 0°9'28"W

OS Eastings: 529797

OS Northings: 106308

OS Grid: TQ297063

Mapcode National: GBR JNX.2X7

Mapcode Global: FRA B6KW.2BL

Entry Name: Church of the Good Shepherd

Listing Date: 26 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380460

English Heritage Legacy ID: 480637

Location: Brighton and Hove, BN1

County: The City of Brighton and Hove

Electoral Ward/Division: Stanford

Built-Up Area: Brighton and Hove

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Preston, Brighton The Good Shepherd

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


577-1/3/1032 (North East side)
Church of the Good Shepherd


Anglican church. The foundation stone at the west end is dated
1920 and several rainwater heads carry the date 1922; the east
end was extended in 1927. Designed by Edward Prioleau Warren
and built at the expense of Alice Mary Moor in memory of her
husband Gerald Henry Moor, Vicar of Preston. Brown brick with
dressings of stone and concrete, roof of tiles.
PLAN: chancel and nave under one roof; south-east chapel,
north-east vestry and chapel, north-west porch and south-west
tower (all directions are ritual).
EXTERIOR: the east end has a 5-light window under a 4-centred
arch with one transom, the lower panels blank, the upper
lancets being trefoiled and plain alternately; 3-light east
window to cross-gabled south-east chapel; parapeted vestry and
north-east chapel gabled to west; 4 aisle windows to either
side, formed of 3 and 5 plain lancets alternately with
buttresses between, and a number detailed in concrete; one
broad hipped dormer to each side, and a deep bellcast to the
roof over the aisles; gabled north-west porch. The west end
has 5 stepped lancets detailed in concrete under a segmental
pointed arch of 3 courses of stepped brickwork and a statue of
the Good Shepherd in an ogee niche in the apex of the gable.
The south-west tower has a pointed-arched porch with engaged
columns, hollow-moulded archivolt and hoodmould; clasping
buttresses with 2 offsets, and a polygonal stair tower at the
south-west corner; deep offset over ground floor, first-floor
windows are flat-arched pairs with pairs of narrow lancets
above; another offset and then the bellstage with 2 pairs of
lancets linked by a single hoodmould; cornice, embattled
parapet, copper fleche with weather vane.
INTERIOR: the interior is of brick plastered, and nave and
chancel are under a single roof, the sanctuary, choir and nave
distinguished only by steps and by a rood beam between nave
and chancel. Nave arcade of 5 bays with square piers carrying
low, slightly chamfered pointed arches, and passage aisles
with stone lintels running out from the piers, carved with an
ogee moulding on each face. The panelled roof is jettied out
slightly from the chancel and more from the nave, with the
nave coving decorated with shields carrying emblems of the
Passion; the vertical ribs and ridge of the roof decorated
with coloured banding in the style of GF Bodley, and the
easternmost bay decorated with sacred emblems; the south-east
chapel has a similar, simpler roof and a reredos in late
Gothic style, possibly by WHR Blacking, with a painted
triptych signed with the monogram HRM; 2 stained-glass windows
in the south-east chapel by Ward and Hughes, and the chancel
east window possibly by the same firm; gilded organ case in a
late Gothic style by WHR Blacking.
(Carder T: The Encyclopaedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-;
Pevsner N & Nairn I: The Buildings of England: Sussex:
Harmondsworth: 1965-).

Listing NGR: TQ2979706308

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