St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, formerly situated at the east end of Brunswick Place, was built in yellow brick with Portland and Bath stone dressings, and high Gothic details. It has the appearance, according to David Lloyd (Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W.), of a “fanciful Anglican commissioners’ church of the 1840s”. The church was built in 1852-53 to the design of architects Hinves and Bedborough; the builder was G. Richardson, the sculptor David Brain. The land was given by Andrew Lamb.

In 1948 the church merged with the blitzed Above Bar Congregational Church to become St Andrew’s United Reformed Church. It was often referred to as the Scotch Church, presumably because St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland. It was demolished in 1998.

St Andrew's Church

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St Andrew’s Church, Brunswick Place Photograph, c1860

Further reading:

Southampton Occasional Notes 2nd Series by ‘Townsman’, p30. (HS/h)
Southampton’s Historic Buildings, by R. J. Coles, p8. (HS/k)
Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p525. (H/i)
History of Southampton, by Rev. J. S. Davies, p432. (HS/h)


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