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Sir Ninian Comper (1864-1960)

Influential church architect and furnisher of the Gothic Revival. John Ninian Comper was born in Aberdeen in 1864, the son of John Comper, who was an adherent of the Oxford Movement and ordained into the Scottish Episcopal Church. This Anglo-Catholic influence was influential, and is clear in Comper's adherence to Gothic. He worked in the offices of C.E. Kempe and Bodley and Garner before establishing his own practice in the late 1880s, initially with William Bucknall. Almost all of his work was ecclesiastical, with the notable exception of the Welsh National War Memorial in Cardiff.

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Further reading

Anthony Symondson and Stephen Bucknall, Sir Ninian Comper: An Introduction to His Life and Work, with complete gazetteer (Reading: Spire Books, 2006).



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  Christ with St George and St Michael Christ with St George and St Michael
designer: Ninian Comper
1902
Church of St John the Baptist, Newport
south wall of the south aisle
  Christ with the Virgin and Child, St John the Baptist, St Luke and St David Christ with the Virgin and Child, St John the Baptist, St Luke and St David
designer: Ninian Comper
1915
Church of St John the Baptist, Cardiff
east wall of the chancel
  Christ Blessing Children Brought by their Mothers Christ Blessing Children Brought by their Mothers
designer: Ninian Comper
1935
Church of St Peter, Glasbury, Powys
south wall of the nave
  St Helen St Helen
designer: Ninian Comper
1939
Church of St Peter, Lampeter, Ceredigion
south wall of the south aisle
  Christ Healing the Woman with an Issue of Blood Christ Healing the Woman with an Issue of Blood
designer: Ninian Comper
about 1946
Church of St John the Baptist, Newport
south wall of the south aisle




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