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PARISH HISTORY

ST ANSELM’S CHURCH: AWARDED LISTED BUILDING STATUS

GRADE II

English Heritage has designated St Anselm’s Church as a building of special architectural interest; the reason for the designation: The Roman Catholic Church of St Anselm’s, built 1932-33 in brick with stone dressings, designed by the architect John Bernard Mendham in a mixture of Classical, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and Mudejar styles. The principal front is elaborate and decorative and the interior has considerable spatial quality. This is a striking church employing an interesting fusion of styles including Spanish Mudejar ‘revealed’ as the visitor moves through the building.  It fully merits listing of Grade II (V. Fiorato, 27th January 2014).

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