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Church of St Matthew, Lambeth

Description: Church of St Matthew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 204008

OS Grid Reference: TQ3098875093
OS Grid Coordinates: 530988, 175093
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4597, -0.1159

Location: 15 Effra Road, Lambeth, Greater London SW2 5XF

Locality: Lambeth
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW2 5XF

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Listing Text

1. (east side)

Church of St Matthew
TQ 3075 17/47
TQ 3175 18/47 19.10.51


1822-4 by C F Porden. Greek revival preaching box with east tower. Pale yellowish
brick with dressings of stone and Roman cement. West portico tetrastyle in antis
with fluted Doric columns. Three tall battered doors, with enriched panels,
in eared moulded architraves. Cast iron boot-scrapers by doors. Five-bay
sides with pilasters of Roman cement and entablature. Battered windows with
eared architraves. Stone plinth. On each side, stairs with side walls down
to crypt entrance, a pedimented doorway enclosed by strong, double wrought iron
gates. Stone-faced east end with wide projecting central tower bay with window.
Doors in recessed side bays. Above the entablature, tower has square bell stage
with Doric screens below on octagonal "Tower of the Winds" whose low conical
top has crown and cross. Inside, a wide gallery around 3 sides has Doric organ
case at west. Tall screen of 2 Doric columns before east window. Original
pewing. Some pleasing memorial tablets.

Listing NGR: TQ3098875093

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Source: English Heritage

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