This site is dedicated to Sir Walter Tapper, and the fabulous architecture that he left us.


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St Erkenwald's Images - Miscellaneous

Building Plans

The original plans for St Erkenwald's.   Later plans for St Erkenwald's.

Tapper's Illustrations

Artist's impression from SW including tower that was never built   Artist's impression of nave and chancel.   Artist's impression of Tapper's screen.

Architectural Features

SE Buttress stone - Laus Deo. Nov xvi Anno Domini MDCCCCV


The following image has been kindly supplied by Mary Cole. It is a picture of her parents standing on the steps of St Erkenwald's South porch, taken after their wedding on 10th November 1918. Mary says "You will notice how ill my Father looks. He was recovering from being shot through the leg on September 2nd. He went to war (Essex Regiment) a fit young man, and came back an old one."

The marriage of 'Alexander Norman' and 'Lilian Florence Early' - 10th November 1918

Sir Walter Tapper ~ Sir Walter J. Tapper ~ Gothic Revivalist Architect ~ St Erkenwald, Southend-on-Sea ~ Church of the Annunciation, Bryanston Street ~ Church of the Ascension, Malvern Link ~ Guildford Grammar School Chapel