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Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Westminster

Description: Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 207498

OS Grid Reference: TQ2931180784
OS Grid Coordinates: 529311, 180784
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5112, -0.1380

Location: Warwick Street, Westminster, London W1B 5 W1R 5RB

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W1R 5RB

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Listing Text

Our Lady of the
24-2-58 Assumption Roman
Catholic Church
- II*
Built as the Portuguse Embassy Chapel c. 1730, transferred to the
Bavarian Embassy in 1736; rebuilt 1788 after the Gordon Riots.
Red brick, slate roof. Deliberately domestic looking elevation.
2 storeys. 3 window wide pedimented centre with narrow flanking
bays. Central corniced doorway and flanking flat gauged brick
arched windows. 1st floor level has 3 blind semicircular arched
windows. Stone bracket cornice and pediment. Inside the western
part of the Chapel has retained its C18 character with galleries
around 3 sides on wood grained columns with Adam style capitals
and ceiling plasterwork in similar vein. Cast iron gallery balustrades
by Bentley who shortened them when he altered the east end in a Veneto-
Byzantine manner from 1874 onwards, the apse faced in grey marble
panels with mosaics of 1910 and the saints in panels even later.
Font of 1788. Large relief sculptures of the Assumption, formerly part
of High Altar by J. E. Carew, 1853. Early C19 Italian neo-
classical altar originating from Foxcote House, Ilmington, Warwicks.
Survey of London; vol XXXI

Listing NGR: TQ2931180784

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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