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Christ Church

A Grade I Listed Building in Lambeth, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4445 / 51°26'40"N

Longitude: -0.1216 / 0°7'17"W

OS Eastings: 530638

OS Northings: 173402

OS Grid: TQ306734

Mapcode National: GBR FX.Q0V

Mapcode Global: VHGR5.VY2H

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1358233

English Heritage Legacy ID: 204105

Location: Lambeth, London, SW2

County: London

District: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: Brixton Hill

Built-Up Area: Lambeth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Streatham Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

In the entrey for:

CHRISTCHURCH ROAD SW2
1. (north side)
5023

TQ 3073 26/179 14.7.55 Christ Church

I

the description shall be amended to read as follows:

Parish church. 1840-42 by J W Wild. Church of basilical plan with nave continuing
into chancel, pent aisles without clerestorey and small eastern apse. Polychrome brick in
a round-arched style with an oriental influence. The windows and doors have pointed
heads apart from the windows to the Aisles which are round headed with pointed brick
arches over. Low - pitched slated roofs. At west end 3 entrance recesses; the largest in
projecting central gabled section has window over with Star-of David tracery. Central
recess has wrought iron gates. Tall south east campanile, copying St Mark's Venice,
has high pyramidal brick roof and 3 long narrow recesses, with bell-openings in heads,
on each side.

Galleried interior with a small arcade below and a giant arcade above, both are Moorish.
Italian mosaics in the lower apse. Wall paintings in the upper apse and the Nave arcade
capitals are by Owen Jones. Stained glass in 3 windows by John Hayward - one south
Aisle, one North Aisle and one North Aisle East end; nine windows by Lawrence Lee in
the Apse; six windows by O'Connor and two by Bentley and Westlake in the Gallery;
two windows in North Aisle by Walter Crane.

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CHRISTCHURCH ROAD SW2
1. (north side)
5023

Christ Church
TQ 3073 26/179 14.7.55

I

2.
1840-42 by J W Wild. Church of basilican plan with nave continuing into chancel,
pent aisles without clerestory and small eastern apse. Polychrome brick in
a round-arched style with an oriental flavour; eg the upper rank of nave windows
have slightly pointed heads. Low-pitched slated roofs. At west end 3 entrance
recesses; the largest in projecting central gabled section has window over
with star-of-David tracery. Wrought iron gates to recesses. Tall south-east
tower, copying St Mark's, Venice, has high, pyramidal tiled roof and 3 long
narrow recesses, with bell-openings in heads, on each side.
Galleried interior with 2 orders, a giant round arcade below and a Moorish arcade
above. Mosaics in apse by Own Jones. Two windows in north aisle by Walter Crane.
Two modern windows by John Hayward in south aisle and north aisle east end.


Listing NGR: TQ3061873390

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