Church of St Matthew, St Matthew's Avenue, Surbiton - Kingston upon Thames

Designed by CL Luck in Gothic style and built in1875 in Kentish ragstone with limestone dressings. It has a square tower crowned with a tall octagonal stone spire. The steeply pitched roofs are covered in clay tiles. The spire and tower suffer from erosion of stone and pointing and embedded ironwork has resulted in cracking of stone. The mullions to the belfry openings have had to be strapped temporarily due to loss of stone. Areas of roofing suffer from slipped and missing tiles. The church has been awarded a first round pass from the Heritage Lottery Fund for repairs to the tower and spire.

Church of St Matthew, St Matthew's Avenue, Surbiton - Kingston upon Thames
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1184929
  • Local Planning Authority: Kingston upon Thames
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Matthew
  • Street Name: St Mathew's Avenue
  • Locality: Surbiton
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Kingston upon Thames
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Kingston and Surbiton
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II

Contact Details

Tracey Craig 020 7973 3756

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England