The site was given by Henry Thomas Hope, of Deepdene, who had purchased the manor of Brockham from the Duke of Norfolk in 1838, and the architect was Benjamin Ferry, a pupil of Pugin.The question of using brick or flint or local stone was resolved when Sir Benjamin Brodie of Broome Park, Betchworth, Surgeon to Queen Victoria, offered local stone from his estate. Christ Church was consecrated by the Bishop of  Winchester in 1847 as a daughter of St. Michael's Betchworth, the incumbent receiving a stipend of about £70.  Post Code: RH3 7JJ