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Ukranian Catholic Cathedral (King's Weigh House Church)

A Grade II* Listed Building in West End, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5135 / 51°30'48"N

Longitude: -0.1507 / 0°9'2"W

OS Eastings: 528425

OS Northings: 181013

OS Grid: TQ284810

Mapcode National: GBR BC.BM

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.B7Q3

Entry Name: Ukranian Catholic Cathedral (King's Weigh House Church)

Listing Date: 14 January 1970

Last Amended: 1 December 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210923

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209547

Location: Westminster, London, W1K

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: West End

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2881 SW
55/56

CITY OF WESTMINSTER
DUKE STREET, W1
Ukranian Catholic Cathedral

(Formerly listed as The King's Weigh House Chapel)

14.1.70

GV II*
Church. 1888-91 by Alfred Waterhouse, as a Congregational Church. Redbrick and plentiful buff terracotta dressings (Burmantofts); tiled roofs. Carolingian Romanesque style. Corner-site running between Binney and Duke Streets. Above the rectangular ground floor level rises the elliptical body of the auditorium; tripartite, west entrance front to Duke Street, its symmetry broken by south west corner tower with steeple and, to left, by gable and ventilation turret. Triple arcaded porch in antis approached by flight of steps; centre group of tall narrow round arched lancets above, inscribed under relieving arch, and elaborated gable with arcaded machicol ations. The tower has narrow arcaded screens to middle stage and octagonal bell stage within square, pinnacled, corner buttresses, spire with gablets. Coupled gabled doorways at head of steps to Binney Street/Weighhouse Street corner, surmounted by gabled dormer in ground storey parapet. The auditorium ellipse has a steep hipped roof with iron ridge cresting. The interior has rectangular ground floor but the elliptical shape is picked up at first floor level by the horseshoe gallery upper walls and ceiling; glazed brick walls and four structural columns faced in faience; simple woodwork to gallery; sympathetic alterations to chancel by J.J. Burnet, 1903 including east window (with glass by Anning Bell) and east screen wall and flanking organ cases; pews introduced and pulpit removed for Ukranian Cathedral with a confessional by J.F.Bentley from Westminster Cathedral; etc. Survey of London; Vol. XL.


Listing NGR: TQ2842581013

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