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Description: Church of St Mary, Wyndham Place, Bryanston Square
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 207691
OS Grid Reference: TQ2762681702
OS Grid Coordinates: 527626, 181702
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5198, -0.1619
TQ 2781 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WYNDHAM PLACE, Wl
Church of St Mary, Wyndham
10.9.54 Place, Bryanston Square
Parish church. 1821-23 Commissioners church by Sir Robert Smirke, some
internal remodelling 1874 by Sir A.W. Blomfield. Stock brick and Bath or
Chilmark stone. Rectangular plan with axial south tower and portico.
Greek Revival details coentrated on portico and tower. 2 storeys.
9-bay sides. 5 bay east and west ends.The tower and portico bowed out of
3 centre bays of south side. Architraved flanking doorways in portico and
pilaster strip corniced doorway at foot of tower to centre with flush
panelled door in pilaster reveals. The sides have square architraved
lower level windows and tall semicircular arched upper level windows
rising from sill band, recessed for one order and lined out in stone with
simple archivolts linked by impost string. Similar but narrower windows
to 2nd level of tower within portico. Tripartite pedimented east window.
West front has 5 bays with 3-bay slightly advanced pedimented centre;
architraved central doorway with cornice on console; similar fenestration.
Plinth and crowning cornice with blocking course. The bowed ashlar south
portico has a giant order of unfluted Ionic columns, deep entablature and
parapet with blind panels of vertical loop pattern. The rather attenuated
circular tower rises in 3 stages from plain drum base, the main stage with
engaged order of fluted columns with Graeco-Egyptian capitals carrying
deep entablature with acroteria to blocking course and wreathed clock in
drum base to crowning arcaded cupola with stone dome and cross finial.
Interior has simple shallow segmental vault carried on the columns of the
gallery, the nave level gallery supports modified by Blomfield.
Listing NGR: TQ2762681706
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