St. Andrew's Church designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield. 1872. Surbiton, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Greater London. Photograph and text 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]
According to the church website, St. Andrew's is "one of the finest surviving examples" of Blomfield's work (which includes the Royal College of Music). Thomas Hardy has interesting connections with both architect and this general area, since he was working for Blomfield when he cleared St Pancras churchyard, and Hardy moved to Surbiton a little later in the 1870s.
According to a local government leaflet (see below): The St Andrew's Square area has Victorian housing dating from "the 1860s-1880s, in Gothic and Italianate styles, including a garden square unique to south west London. It was a later phase of the Surbiton "New Town" begun in 1838 by Thomas Pooley." The square itself has only recently been restored, and most of the single-family have been split into separate flats
Other views of the St Andrew's Square area
Related Web Resources
- Website of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
- Material about the restoration of St Andrews Square — Downloadable leaflet (PDF)
Last modified 20 April 2006