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Swiss Protestant Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Holborn and Covent Garden, London

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Latitude: 51.5153 / 51°30'55"N

Longitude: -0.1262 / 0°7'34"W

OS Eastings: 530114

OS Northings: 181265

OS Grid: TQ301812

Mapcode National: GBR HB.TZ

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.R5MP

Entry Name: Swiss Protestant Church

Listing Date: 15 January 1973

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078294

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477187

Location: Camden, London, WC2H

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Giles-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/105/386 (South West side)
15/01/73 No.79
Swiss Protestant Church
(Formerly Listed as:
(South West side)
No.79 (London Swiss Church))


Swiss Protestant church. 1853-4. By George Vulliamy.
Rusticated stucco. 2-storeyed symmetrical facade of 3 bays
with slightly projecting central entrance bay. Ionic pilasters
and engaged columns, with seraphim capitals, on a podium rise
through 2 storeys carrying the entablature with modillion
cornice and parapet with central feature of a pediment on
which a book emitting rays, surmounted by a ball at the apex;
matching balls at the corners of building. Parapet inscribed A
D EGLISE-SUISSE 1854. Central architraved doorway with
console-bracketed dentil cornice and double fielded panelled
doors, above which a continuous Vitruvian scroll type frieze
and a Diocletian window with console keystone with a seraphim.
Flanking bays with square-headed 1st floor windows and
round-arched ground floor window.
INTERIOR: not inspected but noted to be of Classical style
with 1st floor gallery at east end and apsed western
sanctuary. Vaulted roof carried on brackets.

Listing NGR: TQ3011481265

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

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