The original design was for a large building able to seat 650 people. In
the end, only the nave was built to Fellowes Prynne's design, as the thirties
depression and the Second World War combined to render his plans too costly and
A simpler, modern style chancel with sanctuary was built on to Fellowes
Prynne's nave. The effect to the observer is inevitably of a “time warp” with
Fellowes Prynne’s “old” nave contrasting considerably with the modern east
Of particular interest, as regards detail, are the neo-Norman pillars,
round, with spiral decoration, similar to those found at
St. Peter, Ilfracombe.
This makes an interesting and effective juxtaposition with the essentially
Early English style of the rest of the nave. The original plans apparently
incorporated a stone altar and altar rails: this use of stone would have been
unique among Fellowes Prynne’s high altar and sanctuary designs.