The parish of St Denys was formed in 1867 to serve the needs of the growing population in the St Denys area. The building of the church, which is situated on the south side of St Denys Road, began in March 1867 and was completed in July 1868. It was built of red brick to the design of Sir George Gilbert Scott, R. A. The builder was Mr. Futcher of Salisbury. The church originally consisted of a nave and north aisle; the south aisle was added in 1889. A panel with some floor tiles from the original Augustinian Priory of St Denys is preserved in the church. The church suffered damage during the war, with most of the stained glass windows being shattered. It is Grade II listed.

St Denys Church

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Coloured postcard of the church, c.1905

St Denys Church

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Photograph, c.2005

Further reading:
Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p572. (H/i)
Southampton’s Historic Buildings, by R. J. Coles, p9. (HS/k)
History of Southampton, by Rev. J. S. Davies, p352. (HS/h)
Saint Denys: One Hundred Years of a Parish Church. (HS/j)


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