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IoE Number: 359064
Photographer: Mr John Taylor
Date Photographed: 05 April 2002
Date listed: 16 January 1981
Date of last amendment: 19 June 1985
Grade II*

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SJ 39 SE LORENZO DRIVEL114/728Church of St.Christopher

SJ 39 SE LORENZO DRIVE L11 4/728 Church of St. Christopher (formerly listed under Norris 16.1.81. Green) G.V. II* Church. 1930-32. Bernard Miller. Brick with stone dressings, tile roof. 4-bay nave, crossing tower and transepts, 2-bay chancel and flanking chapels. West front (ritual west is actual south) has parabolic-arched recess and stone surround to similar window over architraved entrance with enriched keystone. Stepped niche above. Low side walls have gate openings with architraves and tiled ridges. Nave windows are parabolic arches. Transepts similar to west front with low flat-roofed porches to west, now vestries(l984). Crossing tower is low, with 3 segmental- headed windows and stone coping. Chancel similar to nave, chapels have triple round-headed side windows. South chapel has entrance with bell-shaped bell-cote above. Court yard to east of church has 3-bay cloisters with round arches, 3 round arched gates to north, small windows to south, Church hall to east, stone Byzantine style aedicule with foundation stone to west. Interior: has parabolic vaults with transverse ribs on low walls. Chancel arch has relief of dove and angels, flanking fan-shaped light fittings in angles. Chancel has low wall with bows flanking gates, and shaped architraves behind altar. Font in form of 8-pointed star with mirrored sides. Some light fittings in nave and north chapel; choir stalls.Millers's most original church and c of the best of the period between the wars.

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