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Church of St Alban

A Grade II Listed Building in Baffins, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.8124 / 50°48'44"N

Longitude: -1.0641 / 1°3'50"W

OS Eastings: 466031

OS Northings: 101845

OS Grid: SU660018

Mapcode National: GBR VW9.MX

Mapcode Global: FRA 86NY.H7W

Plus Code: 9C2WRW6P+X9

Entry Name: Church of St Alban

Listing Date: 25 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387029

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474445

Location: Baffins, Portsmouth, PO3

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Baffins

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Portsea St Alban, Copnor

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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774-1/4/131 (East side)
25/09/72 Church of St Alban


Church. 1914. By Sir Charles Nicholson (west end rebuilt
following Second World War bomb damage, 1956, by Dykes Bower).
Red brick in English bond. Plain tiled roofs. Simplified
Neo-Gothic style.
PLAN: 5-bay nave and aisles, chancel 3-bays, north Lady Chapel
and south vestry. West bell tower.
EXTERIOR: north face of aisle has 5 narrow lancet windows with
diamond pattern leaded lights each set under brick header
pointed arch, brick sill. Brick buttress at far left, far
right and centre. 7 similar clerestory windows to nave.
Chancel has 3 long narrow lancet windows with flanking
buttresses to centre window. Projecting from chancel is a low
flat-roofed Lady Chapel with two, and on left return (west)
one 3-light stone mullioned window each set under ogee stone
lintel, rusticated stone jambs and sill. To right of aisle is
a porch with lean-to roof; recessed 2-leaf boarded door with
panelled overlight set under brick pointed arch. Each face of
lower roofed chancel has 2 tall lancet windows set within
recessed brick face. Facing stone coped gable. East face of
south vestry has 3 small lancet headed windows, lean-to roof
with brick coped parapet. South face of nave and chancel have
similar lancet windows to north. At centre of west face of
nave is a 2-leaf boarded door set under flat concrete lintel
and approached by open arcaded 3-bay portico with pointed
brick arches. Over entrance within facing gable is a stone
traceried rose window. To left is a 2-stage brick bell tower.
1st stage with lancet window and narrower 2nd stage with 2
lancet windows on each side, brick dentilled eaves and
pyramidal roof.
INTERIOR: nave arcades have octagonal stone piers and pointed
arches. Roof king post trusses with slightly pitched panelled
ceiling. Flat panelled ceiling to aisles with painted timber
beams. Chancel has square pattern flat timber ceiling with red
painted beams and gold leafed base, at intersection. West end
windows have stained glass.
(Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 131, 132; Buildings of England: Pevsner N &
Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth:
1973-: 434, 435; Offord John: Churches, Chapels and Place of
Worship on Portsea Island: Southsea: 1989-: 12).

Listing NGR: SU6610802158

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