Christ Church, Kilndown Church

Image Source: John Salmon

 

This church is one of the most important Gothic Revival churches in the country. The massive stone and marble gateway leads into the churchyard which contains many memorials to the Beresford Hope family, who paid for this fine building. The impressive interior is full of interesting Victorian furnishings, including a wall pulpit based on the thirteenth-century example that survives at Beaulieu in Hampshire. The stained glass is mostly of German design and much richer than one normally finds in this part of England. Many famous designers were associated with Kilndown, including Salvin, Carpenter and Butterfield, and these early tentative steps towards a fully ecclesiological interior are especially instructive.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 400

Morning Attendance: 175

Afternoon Attendance: 285

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Anthony Salvin 1839

Restoration: -

Second Restoration: -

 

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