WILD, James William
(b. 1814, Lincoln, d. 1892, London)

Exterior view

1840
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Christ Church, Streatham, London

For this church Wild abandoned the medieval English styles he had used for his earlier churches, for a design in a spare, round-arched style, based on an eclectic range of sources from around the Mediterranean. The church was built of brick, with, unusually for the date, some brick polychrome decoration, although sparingly used. It has a tall slim Italian-style campanile, with a small pyramidal spire.

The church is a good example of Rundbogenstil architecture in England.