Matthew H. Holding
Matthew Henry Holding ARIBA (1847-
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Church of St Nicholas, Marston Trussell, Northamptonshire
Three architectural drawings measuring 12” x 18½” each. They are each inscribed ‘Church of S Nicholas, Marston Trussell, Northamptonshire, one eighth scale’ and ‘M.H. Holding A.R.I.B.A., Architect, Corn Exchange, Northampton’. They depict the north elevation, south elevation, and west/east elevations respectively.
When Rev. John Knight Law took over as Rector of Marston Trussell upon the death of his father (Rev. William Law) in 1900…
…he proceeded to commission Matthew Holding to carry out a condition survey of the buildings in the benefice. In the Northamptonshire Record Office there is a report dated 31 May 1901 by Holding on the condition of the rectory and church chancel, and a second report by him dated 27 February 1902 on the architectural history, condition and repairs needed at the church. These formed the basis of the Faculty application for restoration of the medieval church, submitted by Rev. Law on 25 February 1903. The architectural drawings are believed to date from the same period as the reports.