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St George, Patmore Street, Battersea
A small church that replaced both two 19th-century buildings destroyed in WW2 and a 1956 church by Covell Matthews and Partners, of which the tower and spire remain. The current church dates from 1996 and was designed by Levitt Bernstein Associates.
St John the Divine (Former), Bedford Hill, Balham now Burlington School of English.
Designed by R.J. Withers the east end, which was constructed in 1883-1884 faces the road. Work on the nave began in 1899 and was completed the following year. It was declared redundant in 1985, having been disused since early 1983. Since then it has been used as a warehouse and offices, a care home, and now an English language school called The Burlington School of English.
Christ the King, Balham High Road, Balham (Polish Roman Catholic)
Built as a Congregational Church (latterly United Reformed Church), it closed in 1977 and was sold to the Roman Catholic Church and dedicated in 1978. It had opened in 1883 to designs by Searle and Hayes.
The Ascension, Malwood Road, Balham
Holy Ghost, Nightingale Square, Balham (Roman Catholic)
St Luke, Ramsden Road, Battersea
As close to Balham as much as Battersea. It stands out from some way off, above the sea of suburban villas between the two. It was designed by F.W. Hunt and built 1883-89 with the chancel and tower added in 1892 and the baptistery in 1899. The interior is a fine collection of contemporary fittings, including very early electric light fittings of 1903. The Lady chapel was refitted by Martin Travers in 1924-27, he also designed the font cover.. Most of the glass is by Powells.
St Michael, Cobham Close, Wandsworth Common
Very near Wandsworth Common, this is a church and former school of 1881 by William White. It was built as a memorial to Rev H.B. Verdon and Philip Cazenove, all the money raised by their friends. The stained glass is, apart from the south chapel, by Lavers, Barraud & Westlake.