Interesting Regency oil painting of Christ Church, Doncaster in lovely, untouched condition; the oil on board depicting Christ Church with factories and houses in the background with ladies and gentlemen working and walking with horses and dogs. Housed in its original painted grained frame with a shallow gilt slip.
The Christ Church story begins in 1821 when John Jarratt, a local business man donated money for the building of a new parish church.
The foundation stone was laid on 9th October 1827. The church, built of Roche Abbey stone and of neo-Gothic design, was finished on 26th June 1829, consecrated on 10th September and opened for worship on 1st November 1829. The copper clad spire of Christ Church is visible from miles around. In 1836 the original stone spire was shattered by lightning and damaged again in 1850. In 1919 it was removed for safety and replaced in 1938 by the current wooden-framed copper clad spire. The vibrant colours of the stained glass windows are the work of John Baptiste Cappronnier. A number of former local dignitaries are buried in the churchyard, among them the son and daughter of Sir Edmund Beckett Denison, who was responsible for bringing the railway to Doncaster. Over the years the fabric of the building deteriorated and by 1989 became too expensive for the congregation at that time to maintain. Christ Church was therefore declared a redundant church.
English circa 1830
Good original condition
Dimensions (ins) 24 high x 20.5 wide x 1.5 deep