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

Location

    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