George Fellowes Prynne

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St Peter's parish church, Staines, Middlesex, completed in 1894

George Halford Fellowes Prynne (1853–1927) was an English architect.

All Saints Church, West Dulwich, South London, completed in 1897


Early life[edit]

George Halford Fellowes Prynne was born on 2 April 1853 at Wyndham Square, Plymouth, Devon. He was the second son of the Rev. George Rundle Prynne and Emily Fellowes, and brother of the painter Edward Arthur Fellowes Prynne. He studied at St Mary’s College, Harlow. He went on to Chardstock College, and thence to Eastman’s Royal Naval Academy at Southsea. He was student at the Royal Academy in 1876 and 1877–78.


Prynne designed many parish churches in England, mostly in the southeast and southwest, and almost always on a grand scale of high church Gothic Revival architecture. He also did much restoration work, and in all is said to have been involved in over 200 buildings.

Prynne was particularly noted for his screen work. Examples of his screens can be found at the churches listed below.


Prynne died on 7 May 1927.

St Mark's parish church, Woodcote, Surrey, completed in 1910


Stone screens[edit]

Wooden screens[edit]

Metal screens[edit]

St Peter's Church, Whitstable, Kent, completed in 1913

Sources and further reading[edit]

  • Brodie, Antonia; Felstead, Alison; Franklin, Jonathan; Pinfield, Leslie; Oldfield, Jane, eds. (2001). Directory of British Architects 1834–1914. L–Z. London & New York: Continuum. ISBN 082645514X.
  • Sharville, Ruth. "George Fellowes Prynne a brief biography". Ruth Sharville.