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Church of St Paul church of St Paul Covent Garden

A Grade I Listed Building in St James's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5116 / 51°30'41"N

Longitude: -0.1237 / 0°7'25"W

OS Eastings: 530300

OS Northings: 180849

OS Grid: TQ303808

Mapcode National: GBR JD.DB

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.S8YL

Entry Name: Church of St Paul church of St Paul Covent Garden

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066487

English Heritage Legacy ID: 208625

Location: Westminster, London, WC2E

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Paul Covent Garden

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3080 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BEDFORD STREET, WC2
72/32
Church of St Paul
24.2.58 Covent Garden

G.V. I

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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