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Church of St James the Less, Westminster

Description: Church of St James the Less

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 207372

OS Grid Reference: TQ2955478511
OS Grid Coordinates: 529554, 178511
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4907, -0.1353

Location: Doreena Road, Westminster, London SW1V 2 SW1V 2LN

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW1V 2LN

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Listing Text

105/38; 110/3 SW1
24.2.58 Church of St James-The-Less
(formerly listed as Church of
St James-The-Less Thorndike
G.V. Street)
Parish church. 1859-61 by G.E. Street. Dark red brick with some black
brick and stone dressings, slate roofs. Bold simple Gothic with Lombardic
influence. Nave, aisles, transept and apsed chancel; particular feature
of passage to north east porch above which stands the distinctive tower
quite detached from church proper. The whole is set back from former
Thorndike Street with open ground through to Vauxhall Bridge Road. Plate
tracery windows to aisles and clerestory where there are also 3-light
windows. The tower over porch is square and solid, the slated pyramidal
spire corbelled out with 4 corner spirelets. Interior with exposed
polychrome brickwork and red and yellow glazed tiles; nave arcade has
squat granite columns with shaft rings and capitals carved with stiff leaf
and parables. Heavily carved pulpit with figures and reliefs by Earp.
Fine fresco above chancel arch by Watts. Font with fine, ornate iron
canopy by Street. Stained glass by Clayton and Bell and one clerestory
window designed by Street and made by Powell, etc.

Listing NGR: TQ2955478511

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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