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Church of St James the Less

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.4907 / 51°29'26"N

Longitude: -0.1353 / 0°8'7"W

OS Eastings: 529554

OS Northings: 178511

OS Grid: TQ295785

Mapcode National: GBR FM.SS

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.LSTL

Entry Name: Church of St James the Less

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Last Amended: 1 December 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207372

Location: Westminster, London, SW1V

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Tachbrook

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James the Less Pimlico

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

105/38; 110/3 SW1
24.2.58 Church of St James-The-Less
(formerly listed as Church of
St James-The-Less Thorndike
G.V. Street)
Parish church. 1859-61 by G.E. Street. Dark red brick with some black
brick and stone dressings, slate roofs. Bold simple Gothic with Lombardic
influence. Nave, aisles, transept and apsed chancel; particular feature
of passage to north east porch above which stands the distinctive tower
quite detached from church proper. The whole is set back from former
Thorndike Street with open ground through to Vauxhall Bridge Road. Plate
tracery windows to aisles and clerestory where there are also 3-light
windows. The tower over porch is square and solid, the slated pyramidal
spire corbelled out with 4 corner spirelets. Interior with exposed
polychrome brickwork and red and yellow glazed tiles; nave arcade has
squat granite columns with shaft rings and capitals carved with stiff leaf
and parables. Heavily carved pulpit with figures and reliefs by Earp.
Fine fresco above chancel arch by Watts. Font with fine, ornate iron
canopy by Street. Stained glass by Clayton and Bell and one clerestory
window designed by Street and made by Powell, etc.

Listing NGR: TQ2955478511

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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