Christ Church, Esher, Surrey
Benjamin Ferrey (1810-80)
A new church was built on the other side of Esher High Street to St George's, because it had become too small to serve as the parish church but was too special (and perhaps too awkwardly located) to be extended. Ferrey "was an architect with a sense of place... [He put] a fine building on a rise overlooking The Green and with a spire that signals the location of Esher for miles around." The inside of Christ Church also "fulfils expectations," partly because Prince Leopold personally contributed to the building fund. Queen Victoria attended worship here on later visits to nearby Claremont (Howkins, pp. 65-60. [JB].
Photograph and text Jacqueline Banerjee
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