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St Alban, Whitehorse Lane, Thornton Heath

On a prominent street corner site at the eastern end of Thornton Heath’s main street. A large church by Bucknall and Comper, it was the first Comper church, although most of the design is by Bucknall. The nave dates from 1889 and the chancel from 1894.

St Barnabas, Browning Road, East Ham

A suburban church in the north of East Ham towards Little Ilford, dating from 1900-09 it is by Bucknall and Comper.

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St Cyprian, Clarence Gate, St Marylebone

A major early work by Sir Ninian Comper near Marylebone Station. Consecration was in 1903 and furnishings were added up to the 1940s.


Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street,

Originally a proprietary (i.e. private) chapel in Mayfair. The architect is probably Benjamin Timbrell and it was built 1730-31. The chancel was seperated off with a screen to form a lady chapel in 1912-13

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St Mary Magdalene, Rowington Close, Paddington

Alongside the Grand Union Canal this is one of George Edmund Street’s masterpieces dating from 1868-1878. It is fitted onto an awkwardly shaped site,  defined by now demolished streets.  Most of the glass was designed by Henry Holliday and made by Heaton, Butler and Bayne. The south aisle of the crypt (the bottom 10 pictures) was made into the chapel of St Sepulchre by Ninian Comper in 1895, it was renovated by Sebastian Comper in 1967 but is again in need of restoration.

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