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Church of St Giles

A Grade II* Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.473 / 51°28'22"N

Longitude: -0.0869 / 0°5'12"W

OS Eastings: 532965

OS Northings: 176633

OS Grid: TQ329766

Mapcode National: GBR SV.M3

Mapcode Global: VHGR6.F7XL

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 30 June 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378398

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470699

Location: Southwark, London, SE5

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Brunswick Park

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Camberwell St Giles with St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


636-1/11/126 (South side)
30/06/54 Church of St Giles


Church. 1842-44. By Scott & Moffat, architects. Coursed grey
Kentish regstone with white ashlar dressings; copper roof.
STYLE: Middle Pointed.
PLAN: cruciform plan with plate tracery and bold broached
spire rising over crossing between nave, long chancel and
gabled transepts.
EXTERIOR: nave with clerestory and lower aisles of 5 bays with
gabled entrance porches in 2nd bay from end on both sides.
Chancel of 3 bays. Windows to north and south are pointed
double lancets beneath a foil between stepped buttresses.
Stepped angle buttresses to outer corners. Heavily detailed
tower of 2 stages, the lower of blank arcading, the upper with
paired, 2-light bell openings. Octagonal spire above.
INTERIOR: has arch braced roof; lierne vault at crossing and
very high tower arches. Alternately round and octagonal piers
with foliated capitals to nave. In the chancel is retained the
C14 sedilia and piscina from the former church. South transept
as Lady Chapel, north as organ chamber.
STAINED GLASS: in the large east window by Ward & Nixon to
designs by Ruskin and Oldfield; in chancel remains by Lavers &
Barraud. Transepts have glass by Comper to replace 2 Morris
windows destroyed in War. West window by Ward & Nixon
incorporates some C13 pieces.
Undercroft of 5 barrel-vaulted brick aisles.
Church built to replace medieval church which was destroyed by
fire in 1841.
(Howell P: Victorian Churches: London: 1989-: 81).

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