Holy Saviour Church was designed in neo-decorated style by Southampton architect (and borough surveyor from 1846) George Guillaume in 1852-53 (see clipping below). It was constructed in the centre of Bitterne village by John Gambling, builder of Northam Road. Consecrated in September 1853, the church has remained virtually unaltered since. Its most notable feature is the 120 feet high spire. The clock was donated by Steuart McNaughton of Bitterne Manor in 1868 in memory of Miss Janet Moyes. The church is Grade II listed.

Holy Saviour Church

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Photograph, c.2010

Newspaper clippings:

Further reading:
Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p592. (H/i)
Bitterne Before the By-Pass, by Bitterne Local History Society, p61-3. (HS/h)


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