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© Mr James A. Ray

IoE Number: 213710
Photographer: Mr James A. Ray
Date Photographed: 03 March 2002
Date listed: 28 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 28 June 1952
Grade II*

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SJ 38 NEBAGOT STREETL157/106Church of SaintBridget

SJ 38 NE BAGOT STREET L15 7/106 Church of Saint Bridget 28.6.52 G.V. II* Church. 1872. E. A. Heffer. Common brick with red brick and stone dressings, red and blue brick banding and slate roof. 9-bay nave with lean-to aisles, round chancel apse, north west tower and narthex. Windows are round-headed with recessed reveals. Nave and aisles have windows between flat buttresses with corbel tables above; bracketed eaves. 5-stage tower has narrow lights. Cornice over lowest stage and clasping pilasters above. Top stage has round-headed, louvred bell openings and sill courses, cornice and pyramidal roof. West front has narthex with parapet, gabled round-headed entrance with flanking narrow lights; gable apex has roundel with bust of Christ. 3 windows and top roundel over. Apse has sill band and 2 windows. Gates to narthex and inner tripartite window with flat pilasters and pedimental panel over. Interior: Stucco. Arcades on round scagliola columns with alternate oak and acanthus capitals. Clerestory windows in applied arcade. Richly ornamented coffered ceiling. Aisles have coffered half-tunnel vaults. Western bay of nave has choir stalls and organ to north aisle. Apse has bench all round, cornice and pilasters between windows. Wooden altar set in middle of marble floor. Mosaic reredos of Last Supper by Salviati. Pulpit and altar of different coloured marble. A dignified and impressive evocation of an Italianate basilica.

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