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174                Old Memories of East-Bourne. [Chap. XIII.
•exhibited to the public plans prepared by Sir A. Blomfield to the tune of £12,000. The structure was intended to be of a very ambitious character, but for that reason it -did not "take," and the scheme soon fell into-oblivion. Mr. Ottley's other scheme was even more ambitious. It was to build on to the Parish Church a new nave of such dimensions that the old nave should become architecturally an aisle ! It is not necessary for me to occupy space in recording the fate of this scheme.
Trinity Church.
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The history of Trinity Church has already been hinted at in another Chapter. As originally built it was called by the modest name of " Trinity Chapel," and when I first knew it was simply a rectangular building with a small recess no more than about 20ft. wide and 15ft. deep, from back to front, which served as a chancel, the total accommodation being about 450 seats. The -original legal status of the building was that of a " Chapel-of-Ease " to the Parish Church. It was served .as such by a Curate of the mother Church until 1847, when it was elevated into an independent district of the kind then legally known as a Perpetual Curacy; a 'Curate of the mother Church, the Rev. R. W. Pierpoint (appointed Curate in 1846), was the first Incumbent. The Parsonage House was built in 1849, and I assisted, as a humble and not very industrious small boy, my uncle, F. Brodie, who superintended the laying out of the garden.
The Church, with its " three-decker " pulpit, etc., long remained unaltered, but when the growth of East-Bourne, as a watering-place coming into note, made the necessity of further church accommodation a matter of urgency, aisles were thrown out on both sides.
Fig. 63, on Plate XIX, is taken from an engraving of the Church, dated May, 1855, with the aisles added, and shewing the Church and the Parsonage standing on a
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