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© Mr Cyril Selby LRPS, LMPA

IoE Number: 365637
Location: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, THE DRIVE (east side)
  HOVE, BRIGHTON AND HOVE, EAST SUSSEX
Photographer: Mr Cyril Selby LRPS, LMPA
Date Photographed: 23 October 2005
Date listed: 24 March 1950
Date of last amendment: 24 March 1950
Grade I

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HOVETQ2905SWTHE DRIVE579-1/15/120(East side)

HOVE TQ2905SW THE DRIVE 579-1/15/120 (East side) 24/03/50 Church of All Saints GV I Parish church. Nave and aisles 1889-91, East end completed 1901, base of tower and narthex completed 1924. Architect J.L.Pearson, work continued after his death in 1897 by his son Frank Pearson. C13 French Gothic style. Sussex sandstone, slate roofs, coped verges. Plan: chancel with north-east and south-east chapels, north vestry, north and south transepts which are continuations of the aisles, 5-bay aisled nave, narthex and base of south-west tower. Interior: ashlar stone. Arcade of clustered columns with pointed arches in C13 style, stone ribs to roof rising between clerestory windows, wooden open rafter roof to nave, monopitch roofs to aisles, stone vaults to west end bays, 3-tiers of windbracing to chancel. Chancel: reredos carved by Nathaniel Hitch, as were 5 seats in north wall and sedilia in south wall. Brass altar rails. Highly ornate choir stalls carved with figures, donated 1915. Finely carved wooden screen with canopy between south chapel and south transept, given in memory of those who died in the First World War. Wrought-iron screen to north chapel dating from 1940s. Sumptuous organ case designed by Frank Pearson and built 1915, organ 1905 by William Hill and Son. Octagonal marble font, ornate cover with pulley dated 1928. Brass eagle lectern. Fine stained glass by Clayton and Bell, all designed by Clement Bell, 3 east windows, large west window, rose window to north transept, and elsewhere in the aisles. There is said to be a statue of the founder and first incumbent, the Rev Thomas Peacey in the south-west corner of the second stage of the tower; Peacey had earlier commissioned Pearson to build St Barnabus, Byron St (qv). The tower was never completed. All Saints became the parish church of Hove in 1892. A magnificent interior. (Dale A: Brighton Churches: 1989-).

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