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southampton directory—1920.
Southampton Borough comprises the parish of Southampton in the rural deanery of Southampton and archdeaconry anc diocese of Winchester.
The present church of St. Mary, the mother church of the town, in the street of that name, was erected in 1879-84 in place o the old parish church, and as a memoria to the late Bishop Wilberforce, father of the late rector: it is a building of stone in the Early. English style, from designs by the late Gr. E. Street esq. R.A. and consists of chance" of two bays, with aisles, transepts, nave of five bays, with aisles, a spacious baptistery, with an incomplete tower: the church stands on the site of an earlier church dating from the 11th century, and was opened All Saints' church, High, street (erected in 1792-5 under a special Act of Parliament), is a spacious and handsome structure of brick and stone in the Classic style, from designs by Mr. JohnReveley, architect,a pupil of Sir William Chambers, the designer of Somerset House, consisting of chancel and nave only. • The front is copied from the Temple of Minerva, in Ionia, and the expansive and noble ceiling is in imitation of the Arch of Titus at Rome, and is said to be the largest single-span roof in England, with the exception of that of Westminster Hall: it is chiefly constructed of mahogany, while the bosses are made of papier-mach6. The alabaster pulpit and the lectern were presented by the late Miss Dumaresq, a munificent donor to the church. The alabaster screen and the two gas candelabra were the gifts of a former rector (the Rev. Obbard)and
his wife. One of the tablets in the chancel, in memory of the Hon. Henrietta Dillon, is by Flaxman. A memorial window and brass were - also erected, by subscription, to the memory of a former rector, Rev. Arthur Bradley m.a. : the remains of Sir George Carteret bart. m.p. a naval officer of high repute in the reign of Charles I. and vice-chamberlain to Charles II. lie in the catacombs of this church; he died 13th January, 1679 : in 1886-1888 the interior was much improved, and in 1897 the exterior was renovated, the windows reglazed and the interior was painted in 1898. The organ was renovated and enlarged, * tubular pneumatic action added throughout and electricity adopted for blowing in 1900-1901, and is now the finest organ in Southampton. The church was renovated and a chapel was made in the west gallery in 1913 at a cost of £670. There are 1,100 sittings, a large proportion being free. The register dates from the year 1653. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £4, gross yearly value £450, net £400 (including glebe ^242), and residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Winchester, and held since 1914 by the Rev. James Kyrke Watkins m.a. of New College, Oxford. A church institute was erected in Albion terrace in 1916.
Holy Rood church, in the High street, at the corner of Bridge street, was largely rebuilt, with the exception of the tower and spire, in 1848, and is an edifice of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles and a tower containing an illuminated clock and 8 bells: the north and south galleries were removed in 1883 and the western gallery in 1901: the church contains 500 sittings, of which about 200 are free. The register dates from the year 1653. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £200, in the gift of the Bishop of Winchester, and held since 1918 by the Rev. John 3armiter m.a. of Pembroke College, Cam-bridge, who is also rector of St. Laurence, and surrogate.
The church of St. Laurence High street, is an edifice in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave and a tower with spire,containing2 bells :there are 550 sittings^ of which 250 are free. The register dates from the year 1760. The living is a rectory, united to the rectory of the Parish of St. John, oint net yearly value ^160, with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held since 1916 by the Rev. John Parmiter m.a. of Pembroke College, Cambridge, who is also vicar of Holy Rood, and surrogate
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