Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire is a project launched in 2018, with only a few churches included at the moment.

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Sebastian Comper

John-Baptiste Sebastian Comper Architect (1891-1979) Sebastian Comper, as he was always known, was born on 10 September 1891. He was the eldest son of Sir Ninian Comper (1864-1960) and his wife Grace (Bucknall). He was born at Knight's Hill in Norwood where Sir Ninian, an acclaimed architect, had his studio. Sebastian was one of six children and the family moved in his early childhood to The Priory in Beulah Hill, although Sir Ninian's studio remained at Knight's Hill. Sebastian was educated at Dulwich and, after some engineering training, went to work at his father's studio. His early interest was in photography and Sir Ninian bought him a camera. Sebastian promptly built himself a dark room, and his enthusiasm and proficiency increased to the extent that he became his father's official photographer. In the mid 1930s, Sebastian left his father's studio to set up on his own with a studio in Portland Place in London. He retired in 1970 and died near Alton in Hampshire on 14 February 1979.

 One Church with features by Sebastian Comper - Designer

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St Mary Amersham 1960s: Interior refurbished. Work included renewing the floor. Designer was Sebastian Comper.
St Mary Amersham 1971: N Chapel Reredos. Designer was Sebastian Comper.
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Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

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