Walk: Exploring Victorian Clapham, led by Christopher Claxton Stevens

Clapham, as a village in Surrey, became part of the Metropolis with the coming of the underground in 1900 and typical brick terraces were laid out for commuters to the City. This walk will cover the earlier background of the area and focus on the grander Victorian architecture that still remains It will include Crescent Grove by Francis Child, the Alexandra Hotel by Edward I’Anson and St Mary’s church by William Wardell, enlarged by J. F. Benson, which Pevsner called ‘one of the best Victorian churches in south London’.

A furniture historian with a love of architecture, Christopher Claxton Stevens has been a Clapham resident for 32 years. A number of members might have seen his home on January visits.

Image: 12-16 Clapham Common South Side in Clapham Common, Photo by TheFrog001 CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

Ticket Price: £18
Date: August 31st, 2024
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Clapham Common Underground Station - View on map