Friday, September 13, 2013

St. Mary's Church, Ealing

The original Medieval parish church was rebuilt in 1735-40 by J. Horne and then subsequently enlarged by S.S. Teulon in 1866-74.

The marble and Caen stone reredos was adorned with Salviati mosaics.

Archive photo from 1892 showing the reredos of a white marble cross on a gold mosaic background.

The chancel in 1909

The most recent restoration took place in 2002-03 and included the redecoration of the whole interior, which brought it more in line with the original Victorian design.

Although the mosaics reredos appear to be different than in the archival illustrations, it's unclear what changes were made and why.

Cherry, Bridget and Nikolaus Pevsner. Buildings of England: London 3: North West New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991. 166.
St. Mary's Ealing
Ealing Civic Society
Mark Hillary's flickr Photostream
John Salmon on Geolocation
Jackson, Edith. Annals of Ealing: From the Twelfth Century to the Present Time. London: Phillimore & Company, 1898. 240.

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