Situated on the south side and near the middle of Archer’s Road, St Mark's was built in the Decorated Gothic style in 1891 to the design of Messrs Cutts of London. The local firm Joseph Bull and Sons undertook the building work. The church was demolished in 1983 (clipping 1 below), and proceeds from the sale of the site for housing development were used to modernise and adapt the church hall, built in 1933, for services and parish functions (clipping 2 below).

One of the best features of the original church was the stained glass windows designed by Henry Holiday. They were donated to a church on the Falkland Islands in 1984 following the demolition of St Mark's (see clipping 3 below).

St Mark's Church, Archers Road

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The former church hall.

St Mark's Church, Archers Road

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St Mark’s Church from Archers Road in 1982


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Further reading:
More Stories of Southampton Streets, by A. G. K. Leonard, p36-37. (HS/h)
Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p521. (H/i)
Church of St Mark, Southampton: Diamond Jubilee, 1891-1951. (HS/j)


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