CHRIST CHURCH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1358233
Date first listed:
14-Jul-1955
Statutory Address:
CHRIST CHURCH, CHRISTCHURCH ROAD SW2

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHRIST CHURCH, CHRISTCHURCH ROAD SW2

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Lambeth (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 30638 73401

Details

In the entrey for:

CHRISTCHURCH ROAD SW2 1. (north side) 5023 TQ 3073 26/179 14.7.55 Christ Church

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the description shall be amended to read as follows:

Parish church. 1840-42 by J W Wild. Church of basilical plan with nave continuing into chancel, pent aisles without clerestorey and small eastern apse. Polychrome brick in a round-arched style with an oriental influence. The windows and doors have pointed heads apart from the windows to the Aisles which are round headed with pointed brick arches over. Low - pitched slated roofs. At west end 3 entrance recesses; the largest in projecting central gabled section has window over with Star-of David tracery. Central recess has wrought iron gates. Tall south east campanile, copying St Mark's Venice, has high pyramidal brick roof and 3 long narrow recesses, with bell-openings in heads, on each side.

Galleried interior with a small arcade below and a giant arcade above, both are Moorish. Italian mosaics in the lower apse. Wall paintings in the upper apse and the Nave arcade capitals are by Owen Jones. Stained glass in 3 windows by John Hayward - one south Aisle, one North Aisle and one North Aisle East end; nine windows by Lawrence Lee in the Apse; six windows by O'Connor and two by Bentley and Westlake in the Gallery; two windows in North Aisle by Walter Crane.

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CHRISTCHURCH ROAD SW2 1. (north side) 5023 Christ Church TQ 3073 26/179 14.7.55

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2. 1840-42 by J W Wild. Church of basilican plan with nave continuing into chancel, pent aisles without clerestory and small eastern apse. Polychrome brick in a round-arched style with an oriental flavour; eg the upper rank of nave windows have slightly pointed heads. Low-pitched slated roofs. At west end 3 entrance recesses; the largest in projecting central gabled section has window over with star-of-David tracery. Wrought iron gates to recesses. Tall south-east tower, copying St Mark's, Venice, has high, pyramidal tiled roof and 3 long narrow recesses, with bell-openings in heads, on each side. Galleried interior with 2 orders, a giant round arcade below and a Moorish arcade above. Mosaics in apse by Own Jones. Two windows in north aisle by Walter Crane. Two modern windows by John Hayward in south aisle and north aisle east end.

Listing NGR: TQ3061873390

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
204105
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: 04 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/07177/30
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