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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1221092



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: West Berkshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Basildon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Apr-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 394744

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2/4 Church of St. Bartholomew 14.4.67 G.V. I

Church. Late C13 with tower of 1734, restored with addition of porch and north aisle in 1875-6. Flint with stone dressings, and chancel cill string. Old tile roofs, higher over chancel with coped parapeted gabled ends, including carved kneelers to east. Grey brick west tower with red dressings and chainage, arched gauged window heads with stone keystones and impost blocks, moulded plinth, plat bands, and stone coped battlemented parapet with corner obelisks and weathervanes. Nave, chancel, south porch, north aisle, and west tower. Tower: 3 stages. Louvred bell stage openings on all faces, with clock below to south; 2 second stage windows, blocked to west and partially blocked to south; first stage window to west, and arched south doorway with rusticated brick surround and boarded door. Nave, south side: three 2-light windows with cusped Y-tracery and returned hoodmoulds. South doorway between first and second windows from left, shafted with carved capitals, moulded arch and boarded door. C19 gabled porch. Moulded arch with shafts, carved capitals, and hoodmould with carved stops, inside and out. Cusped one-light openings on east and west faces. Blocked arch inside to east. North side: 2-light window to right with cusped Y-tracery and returned hoodmould; C19 lean-to north aisle to left with 2-ogee light window. Chancel, south side: two 2-light windows with geometrical tracery and hoodmoulds with carved stops; arched doorway between, off-centre to left with cill string raised over as hoodmould, and boarded door. C14 canopied chest tomb in wall, moved from interior, with bland arched arcading along base, large cusped arch, pinnacles, and much ballflower ornament; now monument to Sir Francis Sykes, 1804. North side: two 2-light windows with geometrical tracery and hoodmoulds with carved stops. East end: large 3-light window with geometrical tracery and hoodmould with carved stops. Interior: C19 moulded tower arch with hoodmould and carved stops; C19 3 bay north aisle arcade with round piers, moulded capitals and bases, and chamfered arches; C19 nave roof of 6 bays with tie beams, double purlins, and arch braced collars with struts to second purlins. C19 moulded and shafted chancel arch, chancel cill string, and C19 chancel roof of 3 bays as nave. C15 octagonal stone font with quatrefoil panelled sides. Monuments include: brass to John Clerk and wife, 1497; tablet to Sir Francis Sykes, 1804, by Flaxman, with mourningwindow by urn and portrait medallion; tablet to Sir Francis W. Sykes, 1843, Gothic by R. Brown. Jethro Tull (1674-1740),the agricultural innovator, was christened and buried in this church. V.C.B. (Berks), Vol.3, pp. 462-463; B.O.E, Berkshire, p.76; Berkshire architectural guide, Betjeman and Piper, Murray, 1949, p.115.

Listing NGR: SU6116579266

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1923), 76
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966)
'Murrays Architectural Guide' in Berkshire, (1949), 115

National Grid Reference: SU 61166 79270


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