Saint George's Church West End Esher Surrey England

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I took this photo this morning Sunday 22 July 2012 .........

St George's Church, West End, Esher. Dedicated 1879. Corrugate

The church was built as a temporary structure on land given to the people of West End village by Queen Victoria, from the royal estate of Claremont. The idea was for the servants of the house and the farm labourers there to have easier access to a place of worship ("The Parish of Esher"). Not as elaborate as the well-known Deepcut Garrison "Tin Church," also in Surrey, St George's is nevertheless an essential part of this perfect village scene, facing the green with its cricket pitch and pond. Such churches were easily assembled, and could be sent to small villages at home or outposts of empire. They do tend to heat up in summer and stay cold in winter, and the rain makes a noise on their roofs, but they have proved remarkably sturdy. As one commentator writes, "Tin Tabernacles are an important if brief and overlooked episode in the history of church architecture," and have a claim to "be recognised as listed buildings, particularly as examples of prefabrication" (Dopson 204-05).

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Comments (9)

sonjamar on July 23, 2012

Very good shot.


Best wishes,Sonja

elakramine on July 23, 2012

Beautiful church, nice place !!!


Greetings, elakramine

Prasenjit Nag on July 23, 2012

Beautiful & Fresh Photography!!
Beautiful Information!


Warm Wishes

Dezso Biczo © on July 23, 2012

Very nice little church, like the picture


  • good lights & beautiful photos for you!

Regards • Dezső - PECS / HUNGARY

Manek Taolin on July 23, 2012

Beautiful Church!

Like, Fav


Manek Taolin

Nyx Ning on July 24, 2012


Chapelle “Loup Gris”… on July 24, 2012

Quelle jolie église, LIKE, amitiés, Willy

Arolldo Costa on July 25, 2012

Foto maravilhosa!!! L

Giovanni Magni (giov… on December 2, 2012

Graziosa l'immagine di questa chiesetta.


guarda NY

Ciao,buona domenica, Giovanni

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 22, 2012
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    by IsabellaJ
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR
    • Taken on 2012/07/22 09:36:17
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/220)
    • Focal Length: 4.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash