Whitley Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex
From 1895 mass for the Catholics of the east end of town was said in St Joseph’s School but in 1906 Agnes Zimmermann, a concert pianist, gave the £1,500 needed to build a church. The foundation stone was laid on 28th ”
September 1906 and the church was opened six months later on 6th”
March 1907. The architect was a local one, Peter Dulvey Stonham (1877-1942). Later in life he designed the impressive Anglican church of St Elizabeth, now a listed building, in Victoria Drive.
St Agnes is fairly typical of an inexpensive early 20th”
century brick town church. It serves its purpose well but is of no architectural distinction other than for its modest contribution to the townscape.
Architect: P D Stonham
Original Date: 1907
Conservation Area: Yes
Listed Grade: Not Listed