The former Christ Church, Richmond

From Wikipedia:

“Christ Church is a former Church of England church on Kew Road in Richmond, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Designed by Arthur Blomfield, it was built between 1862 and 1864 and extended in 1887. The building is Grade II listed, as are the wrought iron railings around the building to the south and west. It was closed in 1986 and has now been converted into residential flats.”

From http://www.barnes-history.org.uk/architects.pdf:

“Blomfield, Sir Arthur (1829-1899) both lived and worked in East Sheen.

He designed Christ Church, East Sheen which was consecrated in 1864. This was one of Blomfield’s early works and the consecration was delayed because the tower fell down. However Blomfield was exonerated and the collapse was blamed on faulty workmanship.

Near the Church, Blomfield also designed and lived in The Cottage, now divided into two as 53 and 55 Christ Church Road. He also designed the Coach House now converted into a private house, 51 Christ Church Road.

Next door but one, he designed The Halsteads, No 3 Fife Road, which was one of the first houses in England to be made of concrete.

Blomfield was the son of the famous Blomfield, Bishop of London and he is primarily known for his church work. Locally, he did the rebuild of the chancel of Mortlake Parish Church in 1885 and his firm was responsible for the nave alterations in 1905. He also designed the Grove Road Chapel and (Christ) Church, Kew Road, which has now been converted into apartments. In London he designed the new nave for Southwark Cathedral.”

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