This church, at the junction of Dyke Road and Clifton Road, was built in 1870 and shamefully demolished in 1972. It had a large tower, 130 feet high; a significant landmark as it was on an elevated site. It its later years it was known as Dials Congregational Church.
The architect was Thomas Simpson (whose son, Sir T John Simpson, later built Roedean School in 1898-9), and the building was erected in 1870. It was rendered had a north tower with a Rhenish Helm roof.
Malcolm Stacey has kindly provided the following photograph of this building taken on 20th March 1972 as demolition works were beginning. What a pity a new use for such a striking building couldn't be found.
I would welcome an internal view of this building if anyone has one? It had a horseshoe shaped auditorium, with the organ taking centre stage, with the pulpit in front of it.
Scanned antique postcard
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