Friday, July 03, 2009

More Italianate Architecture: St. Mary and St. Nicholas, Wilton, England

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with readers a beautiful Italianate Catholic parish, St. Raphael's in Surbiton, England.

The Italianate style is one that I find rather pleasing, both ecclesiastically and domestically, and given the response to St. Raphael's, it would appear many others do as well. Accordingly, I wanted to share with readers another Italianate parish found within England, the church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in Wilton. (I will note, of course, that it is not a Catholic parish, but that is inconsequent to our consideration of the architecture.)

Construction on the church was begun in 1841, and completed in 1844-5. This church was built under the patronage of the Countess of Pembroke and her son, Baron Herbert of Lea. The architect was Thomas Henry Wyatt.

Many of the materials used in the church's construction were imported from Europe, including marble columns from Italy and 12th and 13th century stained glass from France.

Picture Source: Italianate Church, Wilton

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