Plaque: St. Matthias Church House
Erection date: 20/4/1887
This stone was laid by Her Royal Highness Princess Christian on Wednesday April 20 1887, being the fiftieth year of the reign of Queen Victoria.
Rev. F. W. Briggs MA
T. N. Day, T. Newcomb: Churchwardens
W. Reddall & Co: Architect
Killby and Gayford: Builders
The names on this plaque are difficult to read so take our transcription as tentative.
Site: St. Matthias Church House (2 memorials)
E1, Chilton Street, 52, St. Matthias Church House
The building was designed by William Reddall, 1887-9. A London Inheritance has researched this street and confirms that St Matthias church used to sit opposite this building, certainly during 1883 - 1940. Perhaps it was lost in WW2.
The little hand sculpture (which we might describe as a relief, were we not very careful) is within the gable above the third floor and, to us, is a complete mystery.