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St Saviour's Church and institute, Old Oak Road, Acton, London: the Prince of Wales laying the foundation stone with Edward Maufe second on the left

RIBA Ref No RIBA14264
Architect/DesignerEdward VIII of the United Kingdon (1894-1972)
Maufe, Sir Edward Brantwood (1883-1974)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1925
Image Date1925
Library ReferenceLS 35953/18
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectRoyal ceremonies, visits ; Churches ; Architects
NOTES: The Royal Association in Aid of the Deaf and Dumb (later the Royal Association for Deaf People) began in 1854. Their first purpose-built deaf church, at Oxford Street and Lumley Street, opened in 1873 to designs by A. W. Blomfield. This church was demolished in 1923 in the face of redevelopment by the Grosvenor Estate and the compensation paid enabled the charity to purchase two new sites, in Acton and Clapham, and they commissioned Edward Maufe who provided two very similar sets of designs for the new churches. The Acton church retained the dedication and some of the fittings from the Oxford Street church. The institute is on the ground floor with the church above it with a raked floor. The church and institute building (but not the former, and much altered, chaplain's house) is listed Grade II. St SaviourÔÇÖs, Acton, was officially opened in 1925 when the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, laid the foundation stone.

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