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Description: Church of St Peters
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 207377
OS Grid Reference: TQ2866181239
OS Grid Coordinates: 528661, 181239
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5154, -0.1472
TQ 2881 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER VERE STREET W1
Church of St Peter's
Built as the Oxford Chapel for the Chandos Estate. 1721-24 by James Gibbs. Brown
brick with red brick dressings and Portland stone, rusticated quoins, slate roof.
Simple preaching box judged from outside with semicircular and segmental arched
windows. Block bracketed cornice and parapet to long sides. Pedimented gable ends, at
west end surmounted by smallsquare brick bell tower with bracketed cornice and domed
octagonal 2-stage lead cupola. Doric tetrastyle stone pedimented at west end between
architraved doorways with pediments. The interior despite screening off of aisles
below galleries, is a forerunner in miniature of St Martin -in-the-Fields. Giant
columns on pedestals rise to cross-vaults and segmental nave ceiling. Delicate and
lovely Rococo plasterwork to shallow sanctuary and main ceiling by Bagutti. Stained
glass by Burne Jones (Morris & Co) in east window of 1871 and south window 1882, north
Listing NGR: TQ2866081242
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Source: English Heritage
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