11 January, 2008
A visit to Southampton to see St Albans Church Swaythling, another post in an occasional series on 20th Century churches. There is little information about this church unfortunately, so I can't give much information. It is a church built in the 1930s to serve the new Burgess Road Estate in Swaythling, which was being developed by the Southampton Council and the Swaythling Housing Society. The Swaythling Housing Society Estate has worn much better than the council one.
The church is traditional in shape but with lots of 1930s features such as dormer windows on the hall. Set on a hill it stands out clearly in the sunlight from the park near the Itchen River at Bitterne Park.