CHURCH OF ALL SOULS, LANGHAM PLACE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1221802
Date first listed:
10-Sep-1954
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ALL SOULS, LANGHAM PLACE, LANGHAM PLACE W1

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ALL SOULS, LANGHAM PLACE, LANGHAM PLACE W1

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 28939 81548

Details

TQ 2881 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER LANGHAM PLACE, Wl 45/121 Church of All Souls, 10.9.54 Langham Place G.V. I Church. 1822-24 by John Nash, restored after war damage. Bath stone; hipped slate roof to church proper. Rectangular body with the south west end circular portico, tower and peristyle encircled spire as the distinguishing feature of this neoclassical hybrid design, ingeniously both closing the vista and acting as the pivotal focus for the change in direction of Nash's Via Triumphalis between Langham Place and Portland Place. The circular portico raised on a flight of steps has giant Ionic columns carrying entablature and balustraded parapet; the circular tower with architraved and corniced entrance at its foot rises above the portico to the open Corinthian columned peristyle screening the base of the 12-sided stone spire. The body of the church (extending off the side lines to the north east) is in plain ashlar on 2 storeys with 6-window sides, square headed in lower register and semicircular arched above; plinth, plat band and sill band, crowning cornice and blocking course. Interior has gallery on chamfered piers,above which rise Corinthian columns carrying flat ceiling with enriched cove; circular vestibule in base of tower. Copy of bust of Nash by Behnes in portico. John Nash; John Summerson.

Listing NGR: TQ2893681544

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
413647
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Summerson, J, The Life and Work of John Nash, (1980)

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: 02 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/15476/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Anthony Rau. Source Historic England Archive
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