George Fellowes Prynne

 

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THE LEE Buckinghamshire
St. John the Baptist

Extract from Coronation Year Records of the Parish of The Lee (MCMXI)

Details of the work which was completed in September 1910 (and completed in 8 months) are as follows:

Structural and engineering work:-

  1. The extension and re-roofing of the Chancel (including new stone sedilia, piscina and East window);
  2. The addition of two transepts;
  3. The addition of a Baptistery (including a new West window);
  4. The addition of a vestry;
  5. Laying a wood block floor in the nave;
  6. Rearrangement of the Pews;
  7. The removal and re-erection of the Organ;
  8. Excavating a Chamber for a Heating Furnace, providing furnace, carrying pipes throughout the building, and providing radiators:
  9. Excavating a Chamber for, and providing, a Gas-engine, carrying a gas supply throughout the building and to the entrance gate of the Church yard;
  10. The laying on of a water supply.

Interior Fitments and Decorative work:-

  1. The stained glass windows in the East and West Ends;
  2. The Mosaic flooring in front of Choir Stalls, and the Mosaic flooring and marble steps in the Sanctuary and Baptistery;
  3. The carved oak roof, altar, altar rails, choir stalls, priestís desks, choir screens and pulpit;
  4. The aumbrey, the oak wall panelling, oak Vestry fittings and furniture;
  5. The wrought metal candelabras, coronas and gas pendants throughout the building &c.

The designs for the Structural alterations were prepared and the work supervised in progress by Mr. G. H. Fellowes Prynne, F.R.I.B.A., and the builders employed were Messrs. Honour and Son of Tring.

Particularly attractive here is the wooden carved roof, with its bosses, and the abundance of other beautiful carved work.