Wolverton,  Hampshire  -  St Catherine Church

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Notes in italics from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd (1967)
Yale University Press, New Haven and London.

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Built in 1717, and the best Early Georgian church in Hampshire. It has a very powerful, high and broad W tower of light red brick with alternatingly raised stone quoins, a doorway with big rustication of alternating sizes, and a top parapet. If the the church appears disproportionately low in comparison, the reason is that it was only a re-casing;
inside the roof is medieval.

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The casing is of red brick with blue-brick dressings, a curious, idiosyncratic combination. Curious also the shaped gable of the E wall and the stepped gables of the transepts, framing a niche. The transepts, two porches, and the gables combine to create a varied outline and skyline. Unfortunately, silly Victorian brick mullions have been put into the windows. Internally the church is as original. ...
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Wolverton House (seen from the churchyard). Late Georgian. Rendered. Seven bays, two storeys. Porch of two pairs of unfluted Ionic columns. Balustrade.




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