Building Name

Christ Church, Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth

1913 - 1914
Alumhurst Road
Westbourne, Bournemouth
Dorset, England
New build
G and W Hayward, of Bournemouth

BOURNEMOUTH - The foundation stone of a new church in the Alumhurst-road, in the Westbourne district, was laid on the 25th inst. It is to be faced with Purbeck stone and will be covered with green slates. Its lofty spire, when completed, will be a conspicuous object both from land and sea, standing as it will on the West Cliff. The contract has been taken at £6,340 by Messrs. G and W Hayward, of Bournemouth, and the plans have been prepared by Mr. E. H. Lingen Barker, of 4, Moscow-court, London. [Building News 28 November 1913 page 761]

BOURNEMOUTH. A new church was dedicated on Monday, the 7th inst. It is situated at Westbourne, a central portion of the West Cliff, and when the lofty spire is added, it will form a beacon from the sea. The plan is cruciform, and there is a lofty clerestory above the nave arcading and transept. Rock-faced Purbeck stone has been used for the facings, with Monk's Park dressings, the style adopted being that of the 14th-Century, the window heads being fitted with Geometric tracery. The roofs are covered with small grey green slates, and inside they are boarded upon arched ribs. The ventilation is by Messrs Boyle and Son. The general contractors were Messrs Hay ward, of Washington-avenue, Bournemouth, and the architect Mr. E. H. Lingen Barker, of Moscow - court, London, Mr. W. K. Ellerton acting as clerk of works. The total cost is given as £9,000 (irrespective of tower, etc.), and the accommodation is for about 600. [Building News 25 December 1914 page 819]