Chancel Screen, St. Matthias, Richmond. Designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield in 1889, and made of oak, this helped to answer the objections of early reviewers who found the church too austere, and actually noted that there was no screen to relieve the chilly interior (see Brown, in "Related Material").

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Nairn, Ian, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Surrey (The Buildings of England). 2nd ed. rev. Bridget Cherry. London: Penguin, 1981.

"St Matthias, Richmond, Diocese of Southwark." The Ecclesiological Society. Web. 5 November 2016.

Created 7 November 2016