North wall of Christ Church, Portsdown
In Memory of
John Deverell of Purbrook Park, Hampshire
who built and endowed this church
Born 29th March 1800, Died 6th Novem. 1880
Buried at Bossington, Hampshire
Also of Mary Anne his wife
Born 6th Septem. 1797, Died 28th February 1847
Buried at Farlington, Hampshire
Also of Sarah Louisa, his second wife
born 27th February 1825, Died 22nd August 1895
Buried in this churchyard.
John Deverell was the Lord of the Manor of Farlington. He created Christ Church in 1870 in response to a concern that the troops based at the new forts at Purbrook and Widley lacked spiritual welfare.