Church of St James The Less

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1066164
Date first listed:
24-Feb-1958
Date of most recent amendment:
01-Dec-1987
Statutory Address:
Church of St James The Less, Vauxhall Bridge Road SW1

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Location

Statutory Address:
Church of St James The Less, Vauxhall Bridge Road SW1

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 29554 78511

Details

TQ 2978 NE and SE 105/38; 110/3

CITY OF WESTMINSTER VAUXHALL BRIDGE ROAD, SW1 Church of St James-The-Less

(formerly listed as Church of St James-The-Less Thorndike Street)

24.2.58

GV I Parish church. 1859-61 by G.E Street. Dark red brick with some black brick and stone dressings, slate roofs. Bold simple Gothic with Lombardic influence. Nave, aisles, transept and apsed chancel; particular feature of passage to north east porch above which stands the distinctive tower quite detached from church proper.

The whole is set back from former Thorndike Street with open ground through to Vauxhall Bridge Road. Plate tracery windows to aisles and clerestory where there are also three-light windows. The tower over porch is square and solid, the slated pyramidal spire corbelled out with four corner spirelets.

Interior with exposed polychrome brickwork and red and yellow glazed tiles; nave arcade has squat granite columns with shaft rings and capitals carved with stiff leaf and parables. Heavily carved pulpit with figures and reliefs by Earp. Fine fresco above chancel arch by Watts. Font with fine, ornate iron canopy by Street. Stained glass by Clayton and Bell and one clerestory window designed by Street and made by Powell, etc.

Listing NGR: TQ2955478511

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
207372
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/05248/10
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