Designs for the Home

Ecclesiastical Designs

"A larger part of Gimson’s production — more than 20 known schemes — was ecclesiastical. All involved collaboration with other architects who had either built a new church or were supervising repairs to an old one, and Gimson’s role was that of a contractor supplying goods, though he was given considerable freedom of design. He developed a style of church fittings in wood and metal that was closely related to his domestic furniture, although it occasionally incorporated figurative carving of a type he never otherwise used." — Carruthers et al. 234


Carruthers, Annette, Mary Greensted and Barley Roscoe. Ernest Gimson: Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2019.

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