Sunday, May 27, 2007
St Michael and All Angels Lyndhurst
St Michael and All Angels is the Parish church of Lyndhurst.It was commissioned by Mr and Mrs Hargreaves and was built between 1858-70. it was designed by William White
Mrs Hargreaves was Alice Liddell the inspiration for Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland, she spent most of her adult life in and around Lyndhurst.
The present Church is the third on the site, which is a prehistoric man made mound.
The Church is richly decorated in the Victorian style and reflects the popularity of Lyndhurst at this time. The Pre-Raphaelitess are well represented with windows by Burne Jones, Rossetti and William Morris