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All Saints' Church
Religion
Affiliation Church of England
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Active
Year consecrated 1906
Location
Location Thorney Hill, Hampshire, England
Architecture
Architect(s) Detmar Blow
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Baroque
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name Church of All Saints
Designated 24 September 1985
Reference no. 1302198

All Saints' Church is a Church of England church in Thorney Hill, Hampshire, England. It was built in 1905–06 and has been a Grade I listed building since 1985. A World War I memorial in the churchyard is also Grade II listed.

History

All Saints' Church was built at the expense of Lord and Lady Manners as a memorial church to their daughter, Mary Christine, who died of cholera in 1904 during a visit to India. Designed by the architect Detmar Blow, the foundation stone of the church was laid on 9 October 1905 by Lady Manners and it was built by Messrs Newton of Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

The church was dedicated by the Bishop of Winchester, Herbert Edward Ryle, on 17 October 1906, and the church then began serving the population of Thorney Hill, Bransgore and other localities. A special service was held on 8 October 2006 by the Bishop of Winchester, Michael Scott-Joynt, to commemorate the church's centenary.

Architecture

All Saints', described by Historic England as a "remarkable Edwardian Baroque church", is built of Caen stone and rendered brick. The aluminum roof features a cupola on the western side. The church was designed to seat approximately 100 persons. Notable features of the interior include a bronze effigy of the Manners' son, John, killed in action in 1914, and a mural painted in 1922 by Phoebe Anna Traquair in memory of Lady Manners, who died in 1920.

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