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Church of St Luke

A Grade II* Listed Building in Balham, London

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Latitude: 51.4523 / 51°27'8"N

Longitude: -0.1567 / 0°9'24"W

OS Eastings: 528176

OS Northings: 174205

OS Grid: TQ281742

Mapcode National: GBR F2.75Q

Mapcode Global: VHGR5.7RJJ

Plus Code: 9C3XFR2V+W8

Entry Name: Church of St Luke

Listing Date: 7 April 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065521

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207114

Location: Balham, Wandsworth, London, SW12

County: London

District: Wandsworth

Electoral Ward/Division: Balham

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wandsworth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Battersea St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Church of St Luke
TQ 2874 13/8
By F W Hunt 1883 in the manner of an Italian Romanesque basilica. The east wall
of the nave is partly blocked by the apsidal chancel and the west wall similarly
by the apsidal baptistery. The north-west entrance tower dominates the
asymmetrical composition. The whole is of red brick with sparing stone dressings,
tiled roofs and copper spire.
On the baptistery 3 panels recessed between lesenes are pierced by triplets of
lancets. Oversailing courses of alternate projecting headers decorate the upper
margins of the panels and form an eaves cornice below the conical slate roof.
The apse is similar but there are 5 panels and tripartite labels frame the lancets.
The nave bays are articulated with panels pierced by single lancets, the chancel
by a coupled lancet. The west end has a triplet of lancets, each in a triple-
stepped arch and a smaller lancet in the gable the whole framed by lesenes and
corbel tables.
In the tower the door has a triple-stepped arch with foliated tympanum framing a
Celtic cross. Lesenes and corbel table decorate the 2 lower stages, twin lancets
and oversailing courses the third stage, tripartite arcades of coupled colonnettes
the belfry. From within the richly machicolated parapet rises the square spire
with gilt cross.
The red brick interior has arcades with pointed arches springing from the stiffleaf
capitals of the stone piers.
The alabaster and marble pulpit (1890), chancel wall (1894) and lantern (1901) were
by 4 White, the tester, sedilia,stalls and bishop's throne by Harry Hems, the apse
mosaic and all glass by Powell. The metal electroliers (1903) are a striking
The south chapel was fitted by Martin Travers.

Listing NGR: TQ2817674205

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