List of ecclesiastical works by Lewis Vulliamy

Lewis Vulliamy (1791–1871) was an English architect who is best known for his work on large houses.[1] He was born in Pall Mall, London,[1] into a family of clock and watchmakers.[2] At the age of 16 he was articled to the architect Robert Smirke, and from 1809 he studied at the Royal Academy Schools where he won the silver and gold medals. In 1818 he was awarded a scholarship from the academy, allowing him to study for four years on the continent where he spent most of the time in Italy.[1]

On his return to England, Vulliamy established his practice in Oxford Street, London. His first commission was for work on Syston Park in Lincolnshire for Sir John Hayford Thorold.[1] Following the Church Building Acts of 1818 and 1824, he became involved with the Church Commissioners, designing, with others, a series of churches that have become to be known as Commissioners' churches. Vulliamy designed at least 14 churches for the Commissioners.[3] He also designed a variety of public buildings, including a grandstand at Wolverhampton Racecourse, the Lock Hospital in Paddington, new premises for The Law Society in London, and the re-fronting of the premises of the Royal Institution, also in London.[1]

Vulliamy's best known works were on large country and town houses. In addition to his work on Syston Park, he designed other country houses, including Boothby Hall, Lincolnshire. His major patron was Robert Stayner Holford, for whom he carried out work on Westonbirt House in Gloucestershire, and also designed his London residence, Dorchester House in Park Lane. These two houses are considered to be Vulliamy's most important works.[1] Vulliamy published two works: The Bridge of the SSa. Trinita, over the Arno at Florence (1822), and Examples of ornamental sculpture in architecture (1823). For several years he suffered from chronic bronchitis, and he died at his home on Clapham Common in 1871. His estate was valued at about £60,000 (equivalent to £5,630,000 in 2019).[1][4]

This list contains details of Vulliamy's work on churches and other ecclesiastical structures.

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Grade I Buildings of exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
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WorksEdit

Name Location Photograph Date Notes Grade
St Barnabas' Church Kensington,
Greater London
51°29′57″N 0°12′23″W / 51.4991°N 0.2063°W / 51.4991; -0.2063 (St Barnabas' Church, Kensington)
1827 A Commissioners' church.[1][6][7] II
St Bartholomew's Church Sydenham, Lewisham, Greater London
51°25′40″N 0°03′29″W / 51.4279°N 0.0581°W / 51.4279; -0.0581 (St Bartholomew's Church, Sydenham)
  1827–32 A Commissioners' church.[1][8][9] II*
St Paul's Church Burslem, Staffordshire 1828–29 A Commissioners' church. Since demolished.[1][10][11]
Holy Trinity Church Wordsley, West Midlands
52°28′47″N 2°09′36″W / 52.4797°N 2.1601°W / 52.4797; -2.1601 (Holy Trinity Church, Dudley)
  1829–31 A Commissioners' church.[12][13][14] II
St Michael's Church Highgate, Camden, Greater London
51°34′08″N 0°09′01″W / 51.5689°N 0.1503°W / 51.5689; -0.1503 (St Michael's Church, Highgate)
1830–32 A Commissioners' church.[1][15][16] II*
Christ Church Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, Camden, Greater London 1830–31 A Commissioners' church. Since demolished.[1][17]
St John's Church Richmond, Greater London
51°27′51″N 0°18′01″W / 51.4642°N 0.3004°W / 51.4642; -0.3004 (St John's Church, Richmond)
1831–36 A Commissioners' church.[18][19] II
Christ Church Todmorden,
West Yorkshire
53°42′58″N 2°06′00″W / 53.7162°N 2.1001°W / 53.7162; -2.1001 (Christ Church, Todmorden)
1832 A Commissioners' church.[1][20][21] II
St John the Baptist's Church Smallbridge, Rochdale, Greater Manchester
53°38′02″N 2°07′55″W / 53.6338°N 2.1320°W / 53.6338; -2.1320 (St John's Church, Smallbridge)
  1834 A Commissioners' church.[17][22][23] II
St John the Evangelist's Church Worsthorne, Lancashire
53°47′16″N 2°11′21″W / 53.7878°N 2.1892°W / 53.7878; -2.1892 (St John's Church, Worsthorne)
1834–35 [1][24][25] II
St Clement's Church Spotland, Rochdale, Greater Manchester
53°37′17″N 2°10′38″W / 53.6213°N 2.1771°W / 53.6213; -2.1771 (St Clement's Church, Burnley)
  1835 A Commissioners' church.[20][26][27] II
Holy Trinity Church Burnley, Lancashire
53°47′23″N 2°15′26″W / 53.7897°N 2.2571°W / 53.7897; -2.2571 (Holy Trinity Church, Burnley)
  1835–36 A Commissioners' church, damaged by fire about 1991, later converted for residential use.[1][20][28][29] II
St Mary and St Laurence's Church Rosedale, North Yorkshire
54°21′14″N 0°53′16″W / 54.3538°N 0.8877°W / 54.3538; -0.8877 (St Mary and St Laurence's Church, Rosedale)
  1839 A new church replacing a 14th-century priory.[30] II
Christ Church Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
53°02′07″N 2°11′13″W / 53.0354°N 2.1870°W / 53.0354; -2.1870 (Christ Church, Cobridge)
  1839–40 [1][31][32] II
Church of St Remigus Roydon, Norfolk
52°22′53″N 1°04′42″E / 52.3813°N 1.07838°E / 52.3813; 1.07838 (St Remigus' Church, Roydon)
  1840 Added south porch.[33] I
St Nicholas' Church Winterborne Clenston, Dorset
50°49′28″N 2°13′44″W / 50.8245°N 2.2288°W / 50.8245; -2.2288 (St Nicholas' Church, Winterborne Clenston)
  1840 [34] II*
St Giles' Church Knowle St Giles, Somerset
50°53′51″N 2°55′27″W / 50.8974°N 2.9243°W / 50.8974; -2.9243 (St Giles' Church, Knowle St Giles)
c. 1840 Rebuilt the nave. Later converted into a house.[35] II
Rochester Cathedral Rochester, Kent
51°23′20″N 0°30′12″E / 51.3890°N 0.5033°E / 51.3890; 0.5033 (Rochester Cathedral)
  1840s Alterations.[1][36] I
St Peter's Church Bethnal Green,
Tower Hamlets,
Greater London
51°31′49″N 0°03′53″W / 51.5302°N 0.0646°W / 51.5302; -0.0646 (St Peter's Church, Bethnal Green)
1840–41 A Commissioners' church.[17][37] II
St James-the-Less Bethnal Green,
Tower Hamlets,
Greater London
51°31′54″N 0°02′52″W / 51.5318°N 0.0479°W / 51.5318; -0.0479 (St James' Church, Bethnal Green)
1840–42 A Commissioners' church, damaged in the Second World War.[17][38] II
St Peter and St Paul's Church Chingford,
Waltham Forest,
Greater London
51°37′52″N 0°00′04″E / 51.6312°N 0.0011°E / 51.6312; 0.0011 (St Peter and St Paul's Church, Chingford)
1844 [39] II*
St James' Church Kensington,
Greater London
51°30′30″N 0°12′48″E / 51.5083°N 0.2132°E / 51.5083; 0.2132 (St James' Church, Kensington)
1844–45 A Commissioners' church.[6][40] II
All Saints Church Ennismore Gardens, Westminster,
Greater London
51°30′02″N 0°10′09″W / 51.5006°N 0.1691°W / 51.5006; -0.1691 (Russian Orthodox Patriarchal Church of The Assumption, Westminster)
1848–49 A Commissioners' church. Later the Russian Orthodox Patriarchal Church of The Assumption.[1][8][41] II*
Church of St James the Great Thorley, Hertfordshire
51°50′55″N 0°08′29″E / 51.8487°N 0.1415°E / 51.8487; 0.1415 (St James' Church, Thorley)
1854–55 Restoration[42][43] I
St Mary's Church Lasborough, Gloucestershire
51°38′45″N 2°15′32″W / 51.6457°N 2.2588°W / 51.6457; -2.2588 (St Mary's Church, Lasborough)
  1861–62 Replacement of a medieval church.[44] II

See alsoEdit

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