Llangrove, Christ's Church
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GF Bodley considered typical Victorian Gothic churches too cluttered, to 'busy', and his design hearkened back to the simplicity of the original Early English style.
Bodley's vision inspired a generation of Arts and Crafts style churches, though the name 'Arts ands Crafts' was not widely used for 3 decades after Christ Church was finished. Curiously, though Bodley was a friend of Arts ands Crafts pioneer William Morris, and worked with Morris on many church furnishing projects, he did not consider himself an Arts and Crafts exponent, nor did Morris.
Interior highlights include a painted screen behind the altar, decorated with painted panels in Pre-Raphaelite style depicting angels. The screen, erected in 1898, commemorates Catherine Marriott, Lady of the Manor of Goodrich. Mrs Marriott gave land for the church and endowed it with £1500 to cover building costs, and also paid for the neighbouring school and master's house.
The organ was bult by Arthur Caldwell and stood for many years in the lobby of the Beecham factory in St Helens. It was loaned to the town hall after the parish church burned down, and was purchased for Llangrove in 1970 at a cost of £525.
About Llangrove, Christ's Church
Address: Llangrove, Herefordshire, England, HR9 6FX
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Website: Llangrove, Christ's Church
Photo Credit: Philip Halling, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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