Research: Herbert Luck North
Revisiting the work of Luck North this morning, working through his detailing for dash applications, particularly the treatment of head, cill & buttress. This is Church of the Holy Spirit, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, built between 1934-6. It's my favourite of his ecclesiastical works, however like many from this period it's been extended and butchered in the process to reflect the needs of the congregation (see second image). This commission followed his work at St. Winifred's School in Llanfairfechan, where he designed the permanent chapel to the north side of the quad. Sadly nothing remains of the chapel or the school which contained many buildings by the architect - all was demolished in 1970 to make way for housing.
The design for the Holy Spirit is Gothic in style, so paired back it is ascetic and modern in execution, but with the odd faint decorative Arts and Crafts motifs to the interior. I'm yet to visit.
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