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Description: Hinde Street Methodist Church
Date Listed: 26 April 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 210195
OS Grid Reference: TQ2838481427
OS Grid Coordinates: 528384, 181427
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5172, -0.1511
TQ 2881 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER HINDE STREET, Wl
26.4.78 Hinde Street Methodist
Church. 1881-87 by James Weir. Gault brick, channelled to ground floor,
and brown stone dressings; slate roof. Corner site. A classical church
design with some English Baroque references. The front has slightly
projecting, central, 2-storeyed, pedimented entrance portico flanked by
pavilions (reminiscent of St. Paul's Cathedral and similarly with paired
columns and carved tympanum). Rising over western corner pavilion is a
3-stage octagonal tower and spire, set above 4 solid finialed pinnacles at
corners; lower stage has semicircular arched windows with engaged
Corinthian columns at angles supporting entablature and balustrade; smaller
middle stage with narrow semicircular arched openings; spire stage
supported by consoles above pilasters. Beyond corner pavilion the 4-bay
return to Thayer Street sets back, with ground floor windows, as on front,
with cornices on consoles, while the gallery windows have dentilled
pediments on pilasters and inset balustrades; the bays are divided by
superimposed orders of Doric and Corinthian engaged columns; crowning
entablature and balustraded parapet. The eastern corner pavilion
originally intended to have balancing tower and spire. For Church House
see under No. 19 Thayer Street, WI.
Listing NGR: TQ2838481427
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Source: English Heritage
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