on the massive scale of the churches of south-east England, but of balanced
proportions even so. There is a hint of the restraint seen at
St. John the Baptist, Horrabridge, with a wide chancel
arch and the illusion of a larger east window than is actually there by the
widening of the window arch at the sides. See postcard showing the interior.
roof is shaped as for Fellowes Prynne’s usual barrel roof, but with the wooden
ribs left bare, with decoration on the “barrel ring” structure in the chancel.
The usual contrast of colour can be seen, in this case sandstone and Bath stone,
with the latter forming the arches. An unusual feature, seen only otherwise at
St. Michael, Beaconsfield, is the spiral pattern around the pillars, a device
clearly borrowed from Norman rather than gothic design, for example Durham
Cathedral. See illustration of detail of pillar.
There is no screen at the entrance to the chancel, just a wall. There is a
splendid oak pulpit, again typical of the architect’s design.
that finances were tight here as in most places. Dart and Francis submitted and
estimate for the choir stalls and priest seats on 17 Jan 1923 of £497.00. By 19
Feb 23 they had managed to reduce it to £355, and got the contract.