TQ8009 : Christ Church, St Leonards

taken 7 years ago, near to St Leonards, East Sussex, Great Britain

Christ Church, St Leonards
Christ Church, St Leonards
Grade II* Listed. A large complex town church from 1895 by Arthur Blomfield with impressive tower.
Christ church, St Leonards
Grade II* listed.
Gothic Revival church by Sir Arthur Blomfield, one of his finest.
Originally built for the poor of the area who could not afford the pew rents at nearby churches. Paid for by Louisa Boughton, Lady St John, whose son became the first vicar.
The present building was in fact a second church built adjacent to the original one, and was dedicated in 1875, and consecrated in 1884. The tower and spire, (height 189 feet) were not complete until 1895. The church was extended with an organ chamber in 1920.
There are north and south aisles of 6 bays, and some fine stained glass windows. The interior is grand and richly decorated.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 27 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Church (from Tags)
Place (from Tags)
St Leonards on Sea 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 802 091 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.2214N 0:33.5590E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 802 091
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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