Northam's original parish church, built in Graham Road in 1854 and known as Christchurch, Northam, was susceptible to flooding and was perpetually in a poor state of repair. It was replaced in 1884 by St Augustine's Church, designed by architect Henry Woodyer in Neo-Early English style. The building work was interrupted in 1881 when local building firm Joseph Bull and Son went out of business, leaving the new church completed but for its roof. The church was eventually finished in 1884 and consecrated in December of that year. It survived for almost one hundred years before being closed down in 1981 and taken over by Northam Pentecostal Church, later (2020) Riverside Church, (see clipping 2 below). It is Grade II listed.

St Augustine's Church

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Photograph, c.2000

St Augustine's Chucrh

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Photograph, c.1983

Newspaper clippings:

Further reading:
Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p519. (H/i)


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