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Description: Christ Church
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 209332
OS Grid Reference: TQ2730281893
OS Grid Coordinates: 527302, 181893
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5216, -0.1665
TQ 2781 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER COSWAY STREET, NW1
42/1 (west side)
Church. 1824-5 by Philip Hardwick. Additions/alterations of 1887 by Sir A W
Blomfield. Brick nave with ashlar dressings, ashlar portico and tower.
Classical style. Reversed orientation. Nave and chancel of 8 bays with single
bay projection. Portico to east surmounted by tower. Ionic tetrastyle portico
with pediment and balustraded parapet flanked by pedimented windows. Paired
Ionic columns to portico returns. 3-stage tower with square Ionic peristyle with
cylindrical core rising into octagonal cupola with volutes. To body of church
round-headed windows in architraves with continuous sill band. Balustraded
parapet. Oculus to gable of single-bay projection. Interior 8-bay Corinthian
arcade, clerestory windows above entablature cut into the low arched ceiling with
ribs and oval panels. Galleries. Corinthian pilasters to east wall. Church
redundant at time of resurvey. Interior not inspected.
B F L Clarke Parish Churches of London, p.128.
Listing NGR: TQ2730281893
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