CHURCH OF ST ALFEGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1358970

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1951

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST ALFEGE, GREENWICH CHURCH STREET SE10

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST ALFEGE, GREENWICH CHURCH STREET SE10

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Greenwich (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 38306 77605

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Details



786/26/G1 GREENWICH CHURCH STREET SE10 19-OCT-51 (West side) CHURCH OF ST ALFEGE

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Revision Number: 2



GREENWICH CHURCH STREET SE10 4412 (West Side) Church of St Alfege TQ 3877 26/G1 19.10.51. A 2. 1711-14 by Nicholas Hawksmoor. One of the 1st of the "Fifty New Churches" arising from the Act of 1711. Masons were Edward Strong (who had worked for Wren on St Paul's Cathedral) and Edward Tufnell. Steeple 1730 by John James, rebuilt 1813. Cruciform church with West tower. Portland stone ashlar. Doric entablature all the way round, supported on pilasters defining bays. Moderately low pitched roof now copper covered. Pediment at East end with urn finials at either side. Doric entablature beneath broken by high, round arch. Centre of East end recessed, producing portico distyle in antis, with steps up to it but no entrance. Wide, segment-headed 1st floor window supports, modified entablature with 2 pilasters rising thence to archivolt. Flat pilasters define back wall of portico. Flanking windows round arched. Low, flat-arched windows below. Along sides round headed 1st floor windows, in round arches recesses, have aprons below with guttae. Square ground floor windows in square recesses. In transept ends 3 round arched doors with plain architraves and impost blocks. Paved terrace in front of them reaching to gabled crypt entrances. 3 nave windows at either side of transepts. Square west tower of 4 stages. Ground floor blank with shallow niches and projecting angle pilasters. Low 2nd stage has oculus with one keystone, and low, round angle buttresses. Taller, Ionic 3rd stage with paired angle pilasters. Above this octagonal stage with clock faces and urns at angles. Tall, Corinthian drum, with oculus above round arch in each of 8 faces, supports dome with stone spike, ball and vane finial. West entrance in tower has shouldered architrave, triple keystone, alternating block sides, cornice and pediment. Flanking round headed windows, in round arched recesses, with Gibbs surround. Interior almost completely remodelled after war damage. West organ gallery and side galleries renewed. Ceiling plaster work with oval raised border also renewed. Corinthian columns of reredos remain. East wall repainted in imitation of coffered apse. Restoration by Albert Richardson in 1950's. Original staircases remain in transepts. C17 baluster font on North-west end.





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Listing NGR: TQ3830677605

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