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Roman Catholic Church of the English Martyrs

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, Southwark

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Latitude: 51.4909 / 51°29'27"N

Longitude: -0.0886 / 0°5'18"W

OS Eastings: 532797

OS Northings: 178616

OS Grid: TQ327786

Mapcode National: GBR SM.7Q

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.FS0F

Plus Code: 9C3XFWR6+9H

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of the English Martyrs

Listing Date: 27 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385818

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471230

Location: Southwark, London, SE17

County: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: East Walworth

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Walworth St John

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


636-1/8/634 (South West side)
27/09/72 Roman Catholic Church of the English


Roman Catholic church. 1902-3. By FW Tasker architect; altar
and reredos by FG Broadbent & Partners, 1961; re-ordered
MATERIALS: yellow stock brick with random blue headers, red
brick dressings and blue brick plinth; pitched slate roof with
slender slated spirelet.
STYLE: Early English Gothic.
PLAN: asymmetrical rectangular building with west elevation on
Flint Street, staircase turret; 1-storey Lady Chapel curved
extension to right on Rodney Road.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with buttressed gable end with 3 tall
lancets to west elevation, staircase turret to left. Gabled
entrance to Lady Chapel extension with pointed arch and
moulded red brick surround. Groups of 3 lancet windows in
upper stage only to side elevations.
INTERIOR: red brick. Tall nave of 5 bays with pointed arches,
timber rafter roof and lofty side chapels with transverse
pointed tunnel vaults, either side. Sanctuary is east
extension of nave and has plastered walls with round blank
arcading on ground stage, 3 cusped lancets above; rib-vaulted
roof. Chancel arch on tall, single round shafts with arrises.
Baptistry (formerly choir) at east end of south ambulatory.
Lady Chapel extension to south has coffered ceiling and
recessed windows in bays with splayed reveals and transverse
rib vaults. Organ gallery at west end.

Listing NGR: TQ3279778616

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

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