CHURCH OF ST JAMES'S PICCADILLY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1226621
Date first listed:
24-Feb-1958
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JAMES'S PICCADILLY, PICCADILLY W1

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JAMES'S PICCADILLY, PICCADILLY 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 29409 80504

Details

TQ 2980 NW & SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER PICCADILLY Wl 70/83; 81/72 (south side) Church of St James's 24.2.58 Piccadilly GV I Parish church, 1676-84 by Sir Christopher Wren. A large church of red brick with Portland dressings restored after war damage (1947-54). West tower in front of West end, the spire originally added 1699-1700, destroyed in war and rebuilt 1968 by Sir Albert Richardson. North and south lobbies of 1856. 2 tiers of segment-headed and semi- circular arched upper windows to sides. Doric porch. East end has broad tripartite window with Venetian windowZ set over it. The interior spacious, with square pillars to gallery from which rise Corinthian columns to nave barrel vault, cut into by transverse aisle vaults. Low segmental arched reredos, carving by Grinling Gibbons. Fitting monuments, etc., new pews and light fittings. Built in connection with Lord St. Albans' development of the St. James's area, the interior layout according to Wren the most practical for Anglican purposes. Survey of London; vol XXIX London, Vol I, N Pevsner.

Listing NGR: TQ2940780503

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
423867
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: London I - The Cities of London and Westminster, (1973)
'Survey of London' in The Parish of St James Westminster Part 1 South of Piccadilly: Volumes 29 and 30, , Vol. 29, (1960)

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: 22 Jan 2006
Reference: IOE01/15102/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Anthony Rau. Source Historic England Archive
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