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Description: Church of St Paul
Church of St Paul Covent Garden
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 208625
OS Grid Reference: TQ3030080849
OS Grid Coordinates: 530300, 180849
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5116, -0.1237
TQ 3080 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BEDFORD STREET, WC2
Church of St Paul
24.2.58 Covent Garden
Parish church. 1631-38 by Inigo Jones, damaged by fire in 1795 and
restored by Thomas Hardwick, brick facings and alterations in 1870s by
Henry Clutton. Red brick and stone, slate roof, "The handsomest barn in
England". Plain rectangular hall with no internal subdivision. Monumental
east portico to the Piazza with deeply overhanging bracketed eaves to the
pedimental gable end, carried on 2 square outer piers and 2 inner giant
Tuscan columns with marked entasis, within a large architraved false
doorway with cornice on consoles (originally the plan was for a west
altar). The side elevations have architraved round headed windows, the
west front brick faced with central doorway and flanking vestry wings, deep
eaved gable. Inside these is a Doric columned west organ gallery and
ceiling with large richly ornamented panels; altar with flanking
colonnades, the columns, formerly part of side galleries removed by
Butterfield in 1872; finely carved early C.19 pulpit etc.
Survey of London; Vol. XXXVI.
Inigo Jones; Sir John Summerson.
Listing NGR: TQ3030180846
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