Sir William Reynell Anson
Comper, Sir John Ninian
His richest creation is St Mary's, Wellingborough, Northants. (1904–31), in which Classical elements made their appearance, notably in the ciborium, and the plaster vaulting in the nave has pendants. He moved towards giving the altar a new dominance in Anglican church architecture, and was a major influence on the liturgical revival: with St Philip, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hants. (1936–7), his ideal of ‘unity by inclusion’, drawing on various styles, combined with a free-standing sanctuary to realize a solution to church planning which accomplished the supremacy of the altar. One of his last works was the altar and reredos in Craze's Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Norfolk (1959).
C. Brooks & Saint (eds.) (1995);
Comper (1893, 1897, 1933, 1940, 1950);
J. Curl (2002b);
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004);
Anson, Sir William Reynell
Sir William Reynell Anson (rānĕl´), 1843–1914, English jurist. He was a founder of the school of law at the Univ. of Oxford. From 1899 to his death he sat in Parliament as a member for Oxford. His Principles of the English Law of Contract (1879) and The Law and Custom of the Constitution (2 vol., 1886–92) are frequently consulted standard works.
See memoir ed. by H. H. Henson (1920).