John Coates Carter (1859-1927)

Architect and designer. After initial training in the studio of John Prichard John Coates Carter became a partner of J. P. Seddon (1827-1906). Thereafter he developed a strikingly personal style. His knowledge of contemporary developments in mainland Europe and the USA led to what has been called 'a kind of Arts & Crafts expressionism', which is perhaps best revealed in his 1907-13 designs for Caldey Abbey, and the now sadly abandoned Church of St Luke, Abercarn (1923-26). His designs for furnishings were sometimes executed by the craftsmen of Pearce, Bunclark & Co. of Cheltenham.

Further reading

Phil Thomas, 'John Coates Carter: Building a Sense of Place' in Historic Churches (2010).

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 112.

Peter Lord, The Visual Culture of Wales: Medieval Vision (CD-ROM) (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2004), Time Galleries: Church identity, Preserve the past.



Sites associated with this person
   as architect: Priory Church of St Mary, Chepstow , Monmouthshire
   as architect: Caldey Abbey, Caldey Island , Pembrokeshire
   as architect: Church of St Julius and St Aaron, St Julians , Newport
   as architect: Church of St Mary, Rogiet , Monmouthshire


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  Four Doves Four Doves
designer: John Coates Carter
designer: John Pollard Seddon
artist: William Clarke
1889
Church of St Oudoceus, Llandogo, Monmouthshire
sanctuary
  Angels Angels
designer: John Coates Carter
designer: John Pollard Seddon
1889
Church of St Oudoceus, Llandogo, Monmouthshire
chancel
  Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John
designer: John Coates Carter
1919
Church of St Katharine, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire
chancel screen
  Christ Reigning from the Cross with Annunciation, Visitation and Scenes with St Thomas Becket Christ Reigning from the Cross with Annunciation, Visitation and Scenes with St Thomas Becket
designer: John Coates Carter
about 1920
Church of St Thomas a Becket, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
sanctuary
  The Virgin and Child with Annunciation, Visitation, Baptism of Christ and Resurrection The Virgin and Child with Annunciation, Visitation, Baptism of Christ and Resurrection
designer: John Coates Carter
about 1920
Church of St Mary, Herbrandston, Pembrokeshire
east wall of the chancel
  Rood Rood
designer: John Coates Carter
1921
Church of St Michael the Archangel, Abertillery, Caerphilly
chancel
  Christ and the Good Shepherd with Scenes from the Life of Christ Christ and the Good Shepherd with Scenes from the Life of Christ
designer: John Coates Carter
1922
Priory Church of St Mary, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
east wall of the chancel
  Altar Altar
artist: John Coates Carter
1923
Church of St Mary, Carew, Pembrokeshire
sanctuary
  The Crucifixion with Angels The Crucifixion with Angels
designer: John Coates Carter
1923
Church of St Mary, Carew, Pembrokeshire
east wall of the chancel
  Christ the Good Shepherd with St Andrew, St Teilo and Angels Christ the Good Shepherd with St Andrew, St Teilo and Angels
artist: John Coates Carter
1924
Church of St Andrew and St Teilo, Cardiff
east wall of the chancel




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