St. Stephen

St. Stephen

Benjamin Ferrey


Westminster, London

Woodcut by O. Jewitt in Eastlake, facing p. 247

Miss Burdett Coutts, to whose well-directed liberality many an English Church is indebted, had commissioned Mr. B. Ferrey to design and erect the Church of St. Stephen, at Westminster, on a site where it was much needed, viz. at the corner of Rochester Row, surrounded by houses of the poorest description. The denizens of Tothill Fields, and the Westminster Scholars who came to play cricket in Vincent Square, saw, with mingled pleasure and surprise, a tower and stone spire rising to a prodigious height from the east end of the north aisle.

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