Notes on the Geography of The United Kingdom: London 5: Churches: Photo 17
The architect was John Francis Bentley, judged by Pevsner to be the leading Catholic architect of late 19th century Britain. Speaking of this church, Pevsner calls it "his greatest building by far" (6:673). For Norman Shaw, this was "the finest church that has been built for centuries." The tower, at 284 feet, seems higher than St. Paul's, which at 365 is actually much higher.
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