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Church of St Peter (Armenian Church), Kensington and Chelsea

Description: Church of St Peter (Armenian Church)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 203727

OS Grid Reference: TQ2659778296
OS Grid Coordinates: 526597, 178296
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4894, -0.1780

Location: Cranley Gardens, Kensington, Greater London SW7 3BB

Locality: Kensington and Chelsea
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW7 3BB

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

Church of St Peter
(Armenian Church)


the Grade shall be amended to read Grade II* (star) and the description shall be amended to
read as follows:

Church. 1866-7, designed and built by the office of C J Freake, with additions by W D Caroe
and others, principally of 1907-9 and 1922-3. Kentish ragstone with ashlar dressings. Slate roof.
Decorated Gothic style. Tower in north-west corner, with three-stage broach steeple. Vestries
and hall on north side behind vicarage, by Caroe, 1907-9. Interior is cruciform with north and
south aisles and transepts, apsidal east end. Four-bay nave arcade to crossing arch with
clerestorey having alternate pairs of quatrefoil-headed and trefoil-headed lights; triple arches
flanking transepts, and chancel arch to sanctuary. Nave walls originally polychrome brick, now
whitewashed; west gallery by Caroe, 1909. Choir (under crossing) and sanctuary altered and
embellished by Caroe and Passmore, 1922-3, with dormer lights, and reredos, sedilia, and
canopy work richly carved by Nathaniel Hitch. Organ case on south side and gallery in north
transept by Caroe. Morning chapel off north transept by Caroe, 1907-9, with lierne vault and
carved figures by Hitch and Harold Whitaker, and Cosmati-style floor. Oak pulpit byJ S Alder,
1902. Stained glass by many hands, notably clerestorey windows by Mary Lowndes, 1904-6. St
Peter's was built by C J Freake as an estate church for his building developments on the Smith's
Charity Estate, complementing his previous St Paul's, Onslow Square (q.v.).
Source: Survey of London, vol.41, 1983, pp.114-17.


Church of St Peter
(Armenian Church)

Church. Mid-late C19. Rubblestone and ashlar. Slate roof, pitched to eaves.
Geometrical Gothic style. Spire to north-west corner, with brouches to eaves. Three
stages. Western entrance. Five-light west window. Apsidal east end to Selwood
Place. Aisles with 3-light windows. Clerestory with lancets and oculi. Low stone
wall and gates to Cranley Gardens.

Listing NGR: TQ2659778296

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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