Thursday, 19 January 2017

Church Of The Holy Angels, Hoar Cross, Staffordshire. Designed By George Frederick Bodley And Thomas Garner.



Angel sculptures in the Church of The Holy Angels,
Hoar Cross. Staffordshire, England.
One of G.F. Bodley's finest architectural designs.
Illustration: WATTS AND CO, FACEBOOK

The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

The Church of The Holy Angels is an Anglican Church in Hoar Cross, Staffordshire, England. It is a Grade-I-Listed Building.

It was built by the pious Anglo-Catholic, Emily Charlotte Meynell Ingram (sister of Charles Wood, 2nd Viscount Halifax) in memory of Hugo Francis Meynell Ingram who died in May 1871. The architects were George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner.



The Rood Screen,
Church of The Holy Angels,
Hoar Cross, Staffordshire.
Photo: 11 April 2015.
Source: Own work.
Author: Andrewrabbott.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Work started in 1872 and the Church Dedication took place on 22 April 1876. Further extension and additions took place until the Church achieved its present form in 1906.

John Betjeman described the Church as: "The masterpiece of its Late-Victorian Architect,
G.F. Bodley" and "great architecture: Original, well-massed, well-sited, well-detailed; very English".

The Church of The Holy Angels Web-Site is HERE



Church of The Holy Angels,
Hoar Cross, Staffordshire.
Photo: 24 May 2008 (original upload date).
Source: Own work.
Author: Andrewrabbott.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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