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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

Plus Code: 9C3XFVR7+7V

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

ID on this website: 101066164

Location: Pimlico, Westminster, London, SW1V

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Tachbrook

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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TQ 2978 NE and SE
105/38; 110/3

Church of St James-The-Less

(formerly listed as Church of St James-The-Less Thorndike 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 three-light windows. The tower over porch is square and solid, the slated pyramidal spire corbelled out with four 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

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