St Mark’s Church, situated on Weston Grove Road, was built in 1863 by local builder John Bull and Sons to the design of architect William White of Wimpole Street, London, and was enlarged by the same architect in 1866 and 1867. The church was consecrated on 14th November 1863. A tower with spire at the north-west corner was planned but only built to about aisle height. David Lloyd (Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W.) described the interior layout as “complex” and “confused spatially”; the exterior, because the tower and spire were not built to their intended height, as “a muddle of rubble walls, gables and steep slated roofs”. It is, nevertheless, Grade II listed
In 1990 a stained glass window commemorating World War Two fighter pilots, designed by local craftsman Maurice Bennett, was installed in the church (see clipping below).

St Mark's Church, Woolston

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Photograph, c.2000

St Mark's Church, Woolston

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Photograph, c.1910

Newspaper clippings:

Further reading:
Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p594-595. (H/i)
St Mark’s Parish Church of Woolston, 1893-1963. (HS/j)


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