Taken in the winter sunshine, this building is in the high street almost opposite the road to the station and Mountfield. According to Elleray, this chapel makes an "unexpected Renaissance intrusion into the predominantly 18th century High Street". Pevsner described it as "truly horrible" and "most dissolute"! I think these are harsh criticisms and the building has settled well into the village, and delighted its founder, Edward Piper, who sadly died before he could give his first sermon in the building.
According to these stones set into the front, the foundation stone was laid by the Rev. Charles New of Hastings on June 29th 1881, the builder was E. Piper and the architect was Thomas Elworthy of St Leonards-on-Sea. The date of construction is also displayed in the apex of the frontage.
Finally here is the sign identifying the church today.
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