Wednesday, December 4, 2013

All Saints' Church Emscote

This Catholic church was built 1854-56 by James Murray and it underwent renovations in 1868-72 by Bodley and Garner including a chancel expansion and the addition of a tower and spire.


Archival picture labeled as being from 1860, but already showing the tower of 1872.


Archival picture from the 1920s


The Salviati mosaic reredos featured "Our Savior and Saints" designed by Emile von Eyck of Warwick. It was already installed by 1882.


Archival picture from the 1920s

The church was damaged in the air raids of November 1940 and it was demolished in 1967. It was subsequently rebuilt in a modern style. While All Saints' pews were moved to Holy Trinity Church in Charwelton, Northamtonshire, the fate of the reredos is unknown.


Sources:
Barr, Sheldon. Venetian Glass Mosaics: 1860-1917. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 2008. 124.
Windows on Warwickshire
Miller, George Rev. The Parishes of the Diocese of Worchester. Vol 1. Worcester: Griffith Farran Okeden, 1889. 105.
Ward, Lock and Co. Ltd. Ward and Lock's Pictorial Guide to Warwickshire. Ward, Lock and Co., 1882. 66.
Pevsner, Nikolaus. Buildings of Britain: Warwickshire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966. 451.
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Saxon_Sky's flickr Photostream
Walyn's flickr Photostream

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