St Mary's looking west, Merton Park

St Mary's looking west, Merton Park

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Partial / Incomplete Date July 1897
Area Merton Park
Picture Reference MerMor_​Churches_​8-6
Original Format Print
Notes / History This picture shows the 18th century gallery, once located to the rear of the nave, a gift of former parishioner William Baynes, customs official.

By the end of Queen Victoria’s reign the gallery was considered old-fashioned. It was removed as part of a major refurbishment designed to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

Much of the work was financed by local philanthropist and horticulturalist, John Innes, including the installation of extra seating and an additional church bell.

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