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William Thorold LOWDELL (1861 - 1944)
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Hilda WHETHAM Thorold Kenneth LOWDELL Hilda Doris LOWDELL Thorold LOWDELL George LOWDELL Joseph Coventry LOWDELL Sarah Wakeling LANGRIDGE Jessamine LOWDELL Sarah HOCHEE
William Thorold LOWDELL
William Thorold LOWDELL
b. 1861 at Lingfield, Surrey, England
m. 20 Feb 1895 Hilda WHETHAM (1866 - 1938) at Bridport, Dorset, England
d. 05 May 1944 at Little Baldwins, Lingfield, Surrey England aged 83
Events in William Thorold LOWDELL (1861 - 1944)'s life
Date Age Event Place Notes Src
1861 William Thorold LOWDELL was born Lingfield, Surrey, England 68
28 Mar 1861 Baptism Lingfield, Surrey, England 62
1871 10 Woodgates Lingfield, Surrey, England 13
20 Jan 1881 20 Death of father Thorold LOWDELL (aged 61) Hackney, Greater London Note 1 73
01 Jan 1894 33 Death of mother Sarah HOCHEE (aged 70) Bromley, Greater London 73
20 Feb 1895 34 Married Hilda WHETHAM (aged 29) Bridport, Dorset, England 3, 97
24 Mar 1896 35 Birth of son Thorold Kenneth LOWDELL Hampton Hill, Middlesex, England 6, 67
1898 37 Birth of daughter Hilda Doris LOWDELL Hampton Hill, Middlesex, England 62, 68
1901 40 10 Apsley Teddington, Middlesex, England 19
02 Apr 1911 50 Kendore, Acacia Road, Hampton, Surrey, England 78
07 Jan 1938 77 Death of wife Hilda WHETHAM (aged 72) Little Baldwins, East Ginstead, Sussex, England 93
07 Feb 1941 80 Death of daughter Hilda Doris LOWDELL (aged 43) Charter Towers Nursing Home, east Grinstead, Surrey, England 67, 93
05 May 1944 83 William Thorold LOWDELL died Little Baldwins, Lingfield, Surrey England 67, 93
10 May 1944 83 Burial Lingfield, Surrey, England 111
14 Aug 1944 83 Probate Little Baldwins, Lingfield, Surrey England Note 2 93
Note 1: Formerly of Apsley near East Grinstead in the County of Sussex but late of 50 Clissold road Stoke Newington in the County of Middlesex
Note 2: Probate Llandudno 14 August to Reverend Thorold Kenneth Lowdell clerk and Guy Wilber Mason solicitor Effects £14,736 10s 2d
Personal Notes:
History of the building

St Mary's is the parish church for the northern half of East Grinstead. We were founded about 110 years ago to meet the needs of the expanding town and to provide the town with worship of the catholic tradition within the Church of England. A tradition that we have upheld ever since.

The building is of red brick with stone dressings. Iit was designed by William Thorold Lowdell, mainly in the style of the 13th century; this is known as Victorian Gothic.


Particularly interesting features include the round pillars of blue pennant stone, the arches of local sandstone and the wooden lintels and corbels over the windows in the side aisles. The stonework in the windows also shows the gothic style and the development of the 13th century tracery.

Significant dates in the church's history


1883
Proposal to build a new church.
1888
Land for site earmarked and subscriptions invited.
1891
Foundation stone laid by the Archdeacon of Lewes. (7th July)
1893
Chancel and first bay of nave open for worship.
1896
The 2nd and 3rd bays of the nave are added.
1900
The organ installed.
1905
Consecrated by the Bishop of Chichester. (1st July)
1911
4th and 5th bays of the nave added as well as the porch, fleche and bell turret.
1928
The choir vestry added.
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