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Brief Description: Drawing of the Church of St Mary, Fratton Road, Kingston about 1887.
Subject Date: About 1887
Creator: C F Kell
Owner: Hampshire Library and Information Service
Contributor: Hampshire Library and Information Service
Full Description: Sir Arthur Blomfield designed and built this imposing church, 1887-89. Appropriately in the Perpendicular style, the church was intended to look like the chief parish church of a great town. Externally faced in flint, it is set off by a tall, pinnacled East Anglian tower. To David Lloyd, it is "architecturally splendid, if not quite outstanding". The existing church, built by Thomas Owen of Southsea in 1843, was inadequate by 1883. Canon Edgar Jacob turned to Arthur Blomfield, whose brother was his curate, to build a much bigger church. Well over half the cost was met by W H Smith (son of the eponymous founder of the booksellers and a Cabinet minister), whom apparently Jacob met by chance on a train. References: 1. Pevsner, Nikolaus and David Lloyd. 1967. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The Buildings of England series, p. 441-442. 2. Patterson, A Temple. 1976. Portsmouth: a history, p. 141-132.
Collection: The Hampshire Collection
Place: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Subject: building, church, portsea, Kingston, Fratton Road
Name Subject: Arthur W Blomfield, Edgar Jacob, W H Smith, St Mary
Content Type: Print
Location: Winchester Library - Jewry Street
Local Ref: H 72.65; 130
Unique ID: hs-hl-hs5965-i-00-000.jpg

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