Christ Church Blacklands Church House

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General information
AddressHughenden Road
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The ​building​ was officially opened on the 28th March 1896 by The Right Reverend E.R Wilberforce, Lord Bishop of Chichester (grandson of William Wilberforce). The three storey ​building​ in Hughenden Road cost £1,780 to construct and contained a School room on the ground floor, Club rooms, Mens Smoking Rooms, Parish room and Reading Room on the first floor and a 3 bedroom Caretakers flat on the second floor.[1]

The architects were Messrs Jeffery and Skiller of Havelock Road. In 1911 part of the ​building​ was converted into a cinema called the 'Blacklands Kinema' but this lasted for just 2 years before being converted back to its original use in 1913. The ​building​ was still in use by the church in the early 1960s but was converted into flats at some point and then the flats converted into one house in 2005.[1]


References & Notes

  1. a b Leigh Kennedy