Saturday, 9 March 2013

Barkingside to Perry Green

On Tuesday, taking advantage of decent weather, I finished off the SW quadrant - with the exception of Brentwood and Abridge (which I might give up on) - fully expecting most to be locked and was not disappointed.  It is perhaps a sign of the times that out of 12 churches visited 11 were locked with no keyholder listed and I suspect that the one open church, Cheshunt, was only open because of a toddler group - but that might be an unfair assumption.

It does mean, however, that I can cover 11 churches with one post!

Children's Church
Children's Church, Barkingside


DR BARNARDO'S VILLAGE HOME. Opened 1873 with about four cottages. The management of Dr Bamardo’s Homes could not supply any useful architectural information, except that the CHAPEL dates from 1892 and the AUSTRALASIAN HOSPITAL from 1912 (W. A. Pize).

Holy Trinity (2)
Holy Trinity, Barkingside
HOLY TRINITY, MossīŦeld Green. 1840 by Blore. Norman in yellow brick, with starved tower on the N side close to the W end. Long Norman lancets, exceedingly long especially at the W end. The chancel added c. 1875.

St Barnabas (2)
St Barnabas, Woodford Green
All Saints
All Saints, Woodford Green
Christ Church (2)
Christ Church, Waltham Cross
HOLY TRINITY (actually Christ Church), towards the N end of the High Street, was built in 1832. It is of yellow brick and has the tall, rather gaunt character of churches of that time. The one-light and two-light Perp lancets (an odd combination) are characteristic. No aisles, no galleries. The E parts were remodelled very well in 1914 by Ayres. Tall double transeptal openings with piers without any capitals. No E window at all, but N and S windows concealed by an arch across the chancel at the entry to the altar-space.

St Clement (3)
St Clement, Turnford
St Cuthbert
St Cuthbert, Rye Park
Whilst in Rye Park I accidentally (a happy TomTom error) stumbled on Rye House Gatehouse which is definitely worth a visit.

St Francis (2)
St Francis, Hunsdon
The redundant stable block of the Rectory was converted into a chapel in the 1960s in order to bring the church (St Dunstan, the parish church, is separated by some distance from the village) back into the heart of the village. It felt like a very Catholic arrangement to me and also rather apt.

Holy Trinity (2)
Holy Trinity, Wareside
HOLY TRINITY, 1841, by Thomas Smith. Of stock brick in the Norman style. Nave, wide transepts with galleries in them, and apse (polygonal outside). In front of the altar rails the Puginesque brass to a vicar who died in 1845.

St Mary (2)
St Mary, Colliers End
The church of St. Mary at Colliers End, a small red brick building, was built as a mission church in 1910 by Mr. E. E. Wickham of Plashes in memory of his wife.

St Thomas (3)
St Thomas, Perry Green
The first 4 are in Essex the rest are in Hertfordshire. Mee mentioned none of them and St Francis comments are mine while Colliers End comes from a Google search; the other comments are from Pevsner. Clicking on the pictures takes you to their Flickr set but there's not much else to see as they're all locked.

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