January 26, 2022

Church of Christ the Consoler

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In 2007, architectural historian James Stevens Curl talked concerning the church amongst 5 worthwhile buildings the place “it is nonetheless doable to experience one factor of the Victorian mastery of coloration, factor, and architectural grandeur”, along with the palace of Westminster, Westminster Cathedral, All Saints’ Church on Margaret Road and All Saints’ Church in Maidenhead.[7]

The outside is constructed of grey Catraig stone, with Morcar stone for the mouldings and is in an Early English mannequin.[2] The within is confronted with white limestone and exceptionally rich,[2] with members of Burges’ favourite crew, Thomas Nicholls and Lonsdale, contributing. It’s particularly fascinating as representing an architectural switch from Burges’ favourite Early French mannequin to an English inspiration.[6] Pevsner describes it thus: “Of determined originality, the impression is considered one of good opulence, even when of a significantly elephantine calibre.” [1]

Frederick Vyner was “taken prisoner by Greek brigands within the neighbourhood of Athens April eleventh 1870 and murdered by them April twenty first.”[5] A giant ransom had been demanded, and partly collected, sooner than his murder. Frederick’s mother, Girl Mary Vyner determined that the unused funds can be utilized to assemble a memorial church on her Yorkshire property, his sister, Girl Ripon, embarking on an an an identical problem, setting up St Mary’s Church on her property at Studley Royal. Burges obtained the commissions for every church buildings in 1870, possibly on account of of the connection between his largest patron, John Crichton-Stuart, third Marquess of Bute, and Vyner, who had been associates at Oxford.
The event of the Church of Christ the Consoler began in 1871 and the church was full by 1876.[1]

The Church of Christ the Consoler is a Victorian Gothic Revival church inbuilt the Early English mannequin by William Burges.[1] It’s located within the grounds of Newby Corridor at Skelton-on-Ure, in North Yorkshire, England. Burges was commissioned by George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon, to assemble it as a tribute to the Marquess’ brother-in-law, Frederick Vyner.[1] The church is a Grade I listed setting up as of 6 March 1967,[2] and was vested within the Church buildings Conservation Belief on 14 December 1991.[3][4]

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