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Brixton Independent Church - foundation stone Brixton Independent Church

Plaque: Brixton Independent Church - foundation stone

Erection date: 14/7/1869


This building was erected by the Congregation of Claylands Chapel in commemoration of the twenty three years ministry of the Rev. James Baldwin Brown, BA.
This stone was laid by John Kemp Welch, Esq. July X1V MDCCCLXIX
Myers & Sons - builders
A. J. Phelps - archt.

We think it likely that Kemp-Welch, a local worthy, attended the church and made a contribution to the costs of this building.

Site: Brixton Independent Church (2 memorials)

SW9, Brixton Road, Our Lady of the Rosary

From Taking Stock: Designed by Arthur J. Phelps as the Brixton Independent Church, opened June 1870. Badly damaged in WW2 and taken over for use as a Catholic church by the congregation of St. Helen's, Robsart Street. The restored church was opened on 8 December 1953. In 1955 the church hall on the south side was replaced with a new hall and vestry.

In our photo the war plaque can be seen to the left and the foundation stone to the right, below the blue sign.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Brixton Independent Church - foundation stone

Information Subjects commemorated

Claylands Chapel

Built as a Congregational church and opened on 29 June 1836, this building is...

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James Baldwin Brown

Born 10, Harcourt Buildings, in the Inner Temple, to a barrister father with ...

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John Kemp-Welch

Say what you like about estate agents, they are sometimes extremely helpful w...

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George Myers

Master builder, Born Kingston upon Hull, where, after training he set up a bu...

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A. J. Phelps

Architect associated with Surbiton. Also built  the 1871 Church of St John, G...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Brixton Independent Church - foundation stone

Information Also at this site

Brixton Independent Church - WW1

The IWM explains that the previous memorial was lost in the Blitz of WW2. We ...

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