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St John the Baptist, Eltham High St, Eltham

Replacing a  17th century building, this is a typical Arthur Blomfield church of 1872, with the tower added later


All Saints, Royal Parade, Blackheath

A landmark on Blackheath as it is surrounded on all sides by the heath with no separation at all. It was designed by Benjamin Ferrey and built 1857-1867. The porch and vestries were added in 1890 and 1899 by A.W. Blomfield. Many windows were blown out in WW2 leaving a light interior. The screen is a WW1 memorial.

St Mary, Lewisham High Street, Lewisham

Lewisham’s historic parish church, now at the southern, Ladywell end of the town centre. The tower is late 15th/early 16th century but the tower top and church are by George Gibson Junior and date from 1774-1777. The chancel was rebuilt by Arthur Blomfield in 1881-1882.

St Peter, Wickham Road, Brockley

A hilltop church by Frederick Marrable and dating from 1870. The tower was completed by Arthur Blomfield in 1890.

Cathedral of St Saviour and St Mary Overie, London Bridge, Southwark

Raised to Cathedral status in 1905. It was an Augustinian Priory that was rebuilt in the 13th century, although a small amount of Norman work remains. In the 1818-23 George Gwilt junior restored the chancel and tower and the retrochoir in 1833 with Robert Wallace restoring the transepts in 1830. The easternmost part of the building was lost to road widening on the approach to London Bridge in 1830. The nave of 1890-97 by Arthur Blomfield replaced a building of 1839 that itself had replaced the ruinous medieval nave.


St Simon, Rockley Road, Shepherds Bush

Just behind the Shepherds Bush shopping centre, a church of 1879-86 by Arthur Blomfield. The west end at ground floor level has been divided off to create a hall.


St Matthew, Sinclair Road, Shepherds Bush

South of the green on a street corner, this is an early Arthur Blomfield church of 1870-71


All Saints, Church Gate, Fulham

At the north end of Putney Bridge facing across to Putney Parish Church, this is the old parish church of Fulham on the edge of Bishop’s Park. The tower dates from 1440 but the rest was rebuilt in 1880-81 by Arthur Blomfield. Inside there is a large collection of monuments from before the rebuilding and much, mainly Heaton, Butler and Bayne, glass. Some medieval pieces remain together with an older Wailes window and a later one by Margaret H.E. Rope.


St Nicholas Cathedral, Godolphin Road, Shepherds Bush (Greek Orthodox)

Built as St Thomas Church of England and designed by Arthur Blomfield in 1882, the chancel was added in 1887. It became a Greek Orthodox church in 1965.


St George (former), High Street, Brentford

A church of 1887 by Arthur Blomfield at the eastern end of the High Street. It closed in 1959 and became a musical museum. This recently moved and the building has now been converted to flats.