File PD 364/99 - Plans for alterations to the east end of Hempstead by Holt church

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PD 364/99


Plans for alterations to the east end of Hempstead by Holt church


  • 1920, 1928 (Creation)

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2 plans

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Born at Barnham Broom Rectory. FRIBA.

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The plans were retained by the vicar, Revd Paul Cleave. After the death of Revd Cleave and his wife, the plans were re-discovered by his daughter and were returned to the church in 2006.

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Comprises plan, sections and elevations for suggested alterations to the east end of the church, architect John Page of Fakenham, scale 1 inch: 4 feet, 1920; plan, sections and elevations of proposed new sanctuary, architect Cecil Upcher, scale 1/8th inch: 1 foot, 1928.
Following the First World War, money was raised (probably originally as a war memorial) to improve the east end of the church, the chancel having been removed at some point between 1831 and 1870. Most of the money came from Sir Alfred Jodrell of Letheringsett, but the parishioners objected to the rood screen which was included in the plans drawn up in 1920. Eventually, Jodrell suggested that a romanesque thatched apse should be added to the church, and that it should be bow shaped to accommodate the memorial window which had been inserted at the east end during the 1870s restoration of the church. Plans were accordingly drawn up by the architect, Cecil Upcher.

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The 1920 plan is quite severely torn. Placed into polyester sleeves 5 Dec 2008.

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For other papers regarding the proposals, see PD 364/13.

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Created 12/04/2007 by Drojr. Modified 24/12/2018 by Droip.


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