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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1379248



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Camden

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-May-1974

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 478616

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TQ2585NW KIDDERPORE AVENUE 798-1/24/977 (North side) 14/05/74 Church of St Luke


Church. 1897-99. By Basil Champneys at the expense of Sarah Benedict Brown (d.1902), raised over church hall on falling land and with later attached hall on south side, c1910. Red brick with stone dressings. Roman tile roofs. STYLE: late Gothic style mixing Decorated, Perpendicular and Flamboyant motifs; form much influenced by churches of Bodley and GG Scott junior. EXTERIOR: 5-bay nave with clerestory and lean-to aisles. West front dominated by tall gable to nave with 7-light traceried window, and by porches projecting north and south with crenellated parapets and a stair turret on south side, the porch entrances and west window having enriched canopies with crockets. Clerestory with tall 3-light traceried windows in pairs. north aisle with square, 2-light windows and flying buttresses; basement hall under church entered from this side. South side with the hall of c1910 attached to the aisle, in same style as church, consisting of 3 transverse gables with 3-light traceried windows in each to south and with square-headed windows and separate entrance facing east and west. Southern transept attached to choir for organ with window in gable and hexagonal crenellated turret at south-east corner crowned by lead-covered wooden fleche for bell. High chancel with 4-light traceried windows on north and south sides and 7-light east window with cross inscribed within tracery. INTERIOR: formerly of red brick, now painted throughout. Fine nave arcade of 5 bays with octagonal piers with dying mouldings and no capitals, articulated by wall shafts rising through spandrels to roof plate. Open-timbered king post roof to nave, boarded chancel; no chancel arch. Heavy open-timbered aisle roofs. Small west gallery carried on 3 open arches across end of nave, with baptistry and font (given by Champneys) beneath. Choir with high-backed stalls, finished with cornice and fretwork decoration, large organ case on (liturgical) south side. The altar rails and broad, carved open-fronted timber pulpit on stone base complete a set of chancel furniture carefully conceived as a group. Tripartite stepped sedilia of unpainted stone, well carved. Broad reredos of stone (now painted), without images. Chancel windows (4) by Powells. Original pews. Great War memorial oak screen in 2

parts at west end behind pews, now brought slightly forward. The attached hall on south side now divided from aisle by wall of c1950 by Harold Dicksee. Hall has an arcade down centre with octagonal stone piers, and boarded timber roofs. It may have been built to serve students from the former Westfield College, now King's College (qqv). A little altered late Victorian church built for Evangelical worship, with most of the fittings designed by its architect.

Listing NGR: TQ2526785911

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National Grid Reference: TQ 25267 85911


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