Home » Addiscombe » St Mary Magdalene, Addiscombe

St Mary Magdalene, Addiscombe

Architects & Places

Make the pictures bigger

Click on any picture to enlarge it.
Use the browser back button to return to the post.

One of Edward Buckton Lamb’s bizarre low church designs featuring a wide nave, small chancel raised high above the nave and a spectacularly contrived wooden crossing. The church was built 1868 as an independent church which failed in 1872 when its founder Ben Oliel suddenly switched from evangelical to high church services. In 1878 it was sold to the Church of England and replaced a temporary building as the parish church. Completion came in 1928-30 when the tower was completed to a non Lamb design. A 1973 re-ordering has placed the altar under the central lantern below a  corona by George Pace

1 Comment

  1. I enjoyed reading your postt

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: