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IoE Number: 365599
Photographer: Mr Jonathan Brooks
Date Photographed: 15 July 2005
Date listed: 02 November 1992
Date of last amendment: 02 November 1992
Grade II

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HOVETQ20NENEW CHURCH ROAD, Aldrington579-1/3/152(North side)

HOVE TQ20NE NEW CHURCH ROAD, Aldrington 579-1/3/152 (North side) Church of St Philip II Parish church, altered to include parish hall. Opened for services 1893, described as still unfinished in 1899, early C20 end 3 bays converted into parish hall. Architect probably John Oldred Scott. Red brick, squared and coursed flints, ashlar dressings, slate roof, lead roof to apse of Lady Chapel, wooden shingles to fleche. Plan: 6 and a half bay nave with clerestory, north and south aisles, western 3 bays closed off to form parish hall, 2-storey Lady Chapel with buttressed polygonal apse, priest's door with porch, north-east vestry, entrance on south front through double doors without porch. Diaperwork brick on flint above heads of the 10 clerestory windows linked by continuous entablature, chequerboard ashlar stone and dressed flint below, one flying buttress of painted brick between south aisle and nave, chequerboard parapet to aisles with paired lancet windows, gable fronted priest's porch with diaperwork brick on flint, rose window, 5-bay arcade to south front of Lady Chapel with 4 lancets, arcade continued around apse with stone shafts, brick spandrels and plinth, flintwork surrounds to lancet windows, setback buttresses to east end, chequerboard stone and flint in gable end, diaper work brick on flint, brick relieving arch to 3-light East window flanked by blind arcades; 2-light west window. Interior: chequerboard brick and ashlar work nave. Ceiled chancel roof, flat open rafter roof with asbestos sheeting to nave, monopitch rafter roofs to aisles. Pointed chancel arch of brick, chamfered in 3 orders and dying into imposts. Three and a half bay arcade with round, banded piers of stone carrying pointed arches. Five bay arcade to south wall of chancel separating the Lady Chapel. Matchboard dado with modillion-moulded rail to nave and aisles. West end glazed in upper portion with large mural occupying lower half of wall. Brass eagle lectern. Late C19 6-branch candelabra. Carved angels surmounting columns forming curtain railing around altar. Stone font of clustered marble columns. Stained glass to East window. Chair seating. Lady Chapel and parish hall not inspected. A fine exterior. John Oldred Scott is credited as the architect in the Goodhart-Rendel Index of Victorian Churches located in the R.I.B.A. however the church is not mentioned in Scott's obituary in The Builder, June 1913, Vol.104, p.650-1.

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