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Latitude: 51.5116 / 51°30'41"N
Longitude: -0.1237 / 0°7'25"W
OS Eastings: 530300
OS Northings: 180849
OS Grid: TQ303808
Mapcode National: GBR JD.DB
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.S8YL
Entry Name: Church of St Paul church of St Paul Covent Garden
Listing Date: 24 February 1958
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1066487
English Heritage Legacy ID: 208625
Location: Westminster, London, WC2E
District: City of Westminster
Electoral Ward/Division: St James's
Built-Up Area: City of Westminster
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Paul Covent Garden
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 3080 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BEDFORD STREET, WC2
Church of St Paul
24.2.58 Covent Garden
Parish church. 1631-38 by Inigo Jones, damaged by fire in 1795 and
restored by Thomas Hardwick, brick facings and alterations in 1870s by
Henry Clutton. Red brick and stone, slate roof, "The handsomest barn in
England". Plain rectangular hall with no internal subdivision. Monumental
east portico to the Piazza with deeply overhanging bracketed eaves to the
pedimental gable end, carried on 2 square outer piers and 2 inner giant
Tuscan columns with marked entasis, within a large architraved false
doorway with cornice on consoles (originally the plan was for a west
altar). The side elevations have architraved round headed windows, the
west front brick faced with central doorway and flanking vestry wings, deep
eaved gable. Inside these is a Doric columned west organ gallery and
ceiling with large richly ornamented panels; altar with flanking
colonnades, the columns, formerly part of side galleries removed by
Butterfield in 1872; finely carved early C.19 pulpit etc.
Survey of London; Vol. XXXVI.
Inigo Jones; Sir John Summerson.
Listing NGR: TQ3030180846
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