This is all that remains from St Mark’s Church, now nestled in amongst the Sun Alliance buildings. See it full size on Flickr. It is a stretched perspective taken from ground level with a 10-18mm lens.
St Mark, North Street. Originally 1840 by W. Moseley. Nothing of this is left (except perhaps the nave roof), and the character is all that of the 1870 rebuilding by Habershon & Brock. A very personal, effective, purely C19 character it is too, as uninhibited as Burges would have been. w front with two wild gables and a tall sw tower and octagonal spire. Everything is rock-faced, including the bottom stage of the spire, all the detail small-scale yet forceful. The transition from tower to spire is pure fun, as it might have been in the C13. Inside, tall polished granite piers, tall aisles, and tie-beam aisle roofs with details worthy of H. H. Richardson. It is a relief in South East England to come across something so unaffectedly of its time without any worries about what the Ecclesiologist might say. Chancel extended in 1888, when the STAINED GLASS was put in the e window, by Mayer of Munich. – SCREEN. Hard and spiky, catching the mood of the church exactly.
And a shot one late September evening:
And again in October 2014