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Church of St Peters

A Grade I Listed Building in West End, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5154 / 51°30'55"N

Longitude: -0.1472 / 0°8'49"W

OS Eastings: 528661

OS Northings: 181239

OS Grid: TQ286812

Mapcode National: GBR CB.4Y

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.D5KL

Entry Name: Church of St Peters

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357345

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207377

Location: Westminster, London, W1G

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: All Souls Langham Place

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2881 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER VERE STREET W1
56/63
Church of St Peter's
10.9.54
I
Built as the Oxford Chapel for the Chandos Estate. 1721-24 by James Gibbs. Brown
brick with red brick dressings and Portland stone, rusticated quoins, slate roof.
Simple preaching box judged from outside with semicircular and segmental arched
windows. Block bracketed cornice and parapet to long sides. Pedimented gable ends, at
west end surmounted by smallsquare brick bell tower with bracketed cornice and domed
octagonal 2-stage lead cupola. Doric tetrastyle stone pedimented at west end between
architraved doorways with pediments. The interior despite screening off of aisles
below galleries, is a forerunner in miniature of St Martin -in-the-Fields. Giant
columns on pedestals rise to cross-vaults and segmental nave ceiling. Delicate and
lovely Rococo plasterwork to shallow sanctuary and main ceiling by Bagutti. Stained
glass by Burne Jones (Morris & Co) in east window of 1871 and south window 1882, north
1889.


Listing NGR: TQ2866081242

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