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Church of St Stephen

A Grade II* Listed Building in Queen's Gate, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4957 / 51°29'44"N

Longitude: -0.1836 / 0°11'0"W

OS Eastings: 526190

OS Northings: 178979

OS Grid: TQ261789

Mapcode National: GBR 2L.Z0

Mapcode Global: VHGQY.RNTS

Entry Name: Church of St Stephen

Listing Date: 7 November 1984

Last Amended: 4 October 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293603

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203800

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW7

County: London

District: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Queen's Gate

Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Stephen Gloucester Road

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/10/2012


TQ 2678 NW
46/20


GLOUCESTER ROAD SW7
Church of St Stephen


II*


Church. 1866-7, designed by Joseph Peacock. Octagonal north-east vestry, passage behind east end and south-east chapel added by H R Gough 1887. Chancel recast 1903-8 by G F Bodley and Walter Tapper. Coursed Bargate stone (Yorkshire parpoints to 1887 additions), with Bath stone dressings. Slate roof. Transitional but eclectic Gothic style, with many individual features. Nave and lean-to aisles, double transepts broadening out of aisles, and further short transepts north and south of choir. North-west tower planned but not built. Tracery of unusual patterns throughout, with rose windows over long lancets in east end and choir transepts as well as over two very long windows at west end. Clerestory of irregular design. Deep entrance porch at west end of north aisle. Interior has nave of six bays with arcade of Pennant stone columns, Bath stone arches and polychromatic brick wall surfaces, all now painted. Timber roof to nave of braced Queen post type. Pews by Peacock. Chancel wholly recast by Bodley and Tapper. Tall reredos by Bodley with gilded wooden figures carved by Bridgeman of Lichfield; organ loft on north side, 1905-6; black and white marble paving by Bodley and Tapper; rood by Tapper, 1908. Also by Tapper, St Stephen's Chapel under organ, 1913. Equivalent chapel on north side by Sir Charles Nicholson, 1936. Font under west windows by Peacock, now surrounded by choir stalls by Tapper and with tall inter-war canopy. Stained glass of variable quality, but including good west windows by Mayer of Munich, 1881. Much in aisles by Lavers, Barraud and Westlake. One of the best remaining churches by the 'rogue' Victorian architect, Joseph Peacock; 'tamed by other hands' (Goodhart-Rendel) but with a richness of added interest rather than loss of effect.
Sources: Survey of London, vol.42, 1986, pp.384-7.


Listing NGR: TQ2619078979

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