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Christ Church, Esher

Description: Christ Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 286634

OS Grid Reference: TQ1377964705
OS Grid Coordinates: 513779, 164705
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3700, -0.3669

Location: Park Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 8QS

Locality: Esher
Local Authority: Elmbridge Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT10 8QS

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Listing Text



5/71 Christ Church


Church. 1853-4 by Benjamin Ferrey. Coursed Buff rubblestone with stone dressings.
plain tiled roofs and stone broach spire. Large church ,west tower , nave and aisles
with porches, transepts and chancel to east. West tower with angle buttresses ,
stone dressed 2-light windows, a clock face in the broach stage of the spire to each
face. Wooden C19 pentice roof extension across the ground floor of the west front.
2-light trefoil head windows throughout the church, lancet windows to clerestory.
Arched south door with strapwork hinges, finely carved bosses to hood moulding.
Interior : Whitewashed, 4 bay nave arcades on round piers with moulded capitals.
Tower arch in 4-step surround with crowned head corbels, screen across the bottom.
Painted wooden gallery above. Thin columned chancel arch with angel figures on
outer arch moulding. 4 bay chancel with large, moulded, arch to south chancel chapel,
organ to the north.
Fittings: stained glass in east window by Sir Ninian Comper, 1909. Stone bowl and stem
font with supporting columns, crocketed wooden cover. C19 pulpit with sounding board,
fretwork band to the top.
Monuments: North wall: Prince Leopold Duke of Albany. 1884 by F.J. Williamson. Aedicular
type with marbled arched niche in piers to either side with flanking Flemish-style
pilasters. Low relief floral decoration to ends, panelled across the top with a strap-
work globe and finial crest. White stone bust to centre.
South Aisle Wall : To Richard Duke. Died 1603. "Kneeler" type. Marble and gilt Corinthian
columns to either side of central niche. Strapwork gilt crest to top. Male kneeling
figure in armour facing to left, inscribed plinth below. Strap work decorated apron
to bottom.
Choir vestry : Marble effigy of Leopold King of the Belgians. 1867 by Susan D. Durant.
Transferred from St. George's chapel, Windsor.

Listing NGR: TQ1377964705

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Source: English Heritage

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