St Alban's Church, Cheam

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This church is an early example of recycling at its best. After an ancient building was demolished, the best bits were kept and used to construct this striking place of worship...

St. Albans Church, Cheam

St. Albans Church, Cheam

Did you know? In 1930, it was decided that the Gander Green End of Cheam parish needed a church of its own. St Alban's was constructed using ancient beams, panelling, bricks and other materials taken from 400 year old Cheam Court Farm, which used to be one of the farms of Nonsuch Palace. Materials from the barns, cowsheds and outbuildings were used and this gave rise to locals naming it the Barn Church.

Entrance to St.Alban's Inscription on wall of St.Alban's

Above left: entrance to St Alban's. Above right: the inscription on the wall outside the church

Cheam information:
Cheam Village
History of Cheam
Henry VIII & Nonsuch
Churches & chapels:
St. Dunstan's
Lumley Chapel
St. Alban's
Parks & Gardens:
Cheam Park
Nonsuch Park
Seears Park
Pubs & Clubs:
Cheam Social Club
The Harrow
The Prince of Wales
Ye Olde Red Lion
The Railway
Historic buildings:
5,7 & 9 Malden Road
Bay Cottage
Broadway Cottages
Cheam Cottage
Church Farm House
Nonsuch Cottage
Old Cottage
Park Lane
The Old Farmhouse
The Old Post House
The Old Rectory