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Church of St Peter (Armenian Church)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Courtfield, London

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Latitude: 51.4895 / 51°29'22"N

Longitude: -0.178 / 0°10'40"W

OS Eastings: 526597

OS Northings: 178296

OS Grid: TQ265782

Mapcode National: GBR 4N.77

Mapcode Global: VHGQY.VTSK

Entry Name: Church of St Peter (Armenian Church)

Listing Date: 7 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1190125

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203727

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW7

County: London

District: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Courtfield

Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: West Brompton St Mary with St Peter and St Jude

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 28/09/2012

TQ 2678 SE

Church of St Peter
(Armenian Church)


Church. 1866-7, designed and built by the office of C J Freake, with additions by W D Caroe
and others, principally of 1907-9 and 1922-3. Kentish ragstone with ashlar dressings. Slate roof.
Decorated Gothic style. Tower in north-west corner, with three-stage broach steeple. Vestries
and hall on north side behind vicarage, by Caroe, 1907-9. Interior is cruciform with north and
south aisles and transepts, apsidal east end. Four-bay nave arcade to crossing arch with
clerestorey having alternate pairs of quatrefoil-headed and trefoil-headed lights; triple arches
flanking transepts, and chancel arch to sanctuary. Nave walls originally polychrome brick, now
whitewashed; west gallery by Caroe, 1909. Choir (under crossing) and sanctuary altered and
embellished by Caroe and Passmore, 1922-3, with dormer lights, and reredos, sedilia, and
canopy work richly carved by Nathaniel Hitch. Organ case on south side and gallery in north
transept by Caroe. Morning chapel off north transept by Caroe, 1907-9, with lierne vault and
carved figures by Hitch and Harold Whitaker, and Cosmati-style floor. Oak pulpit byJ S Alder,
1902. Stained glass by many hands, notably clerestorey windows by Mary Lowndes, 1904-6. St
Peter's was built by C J Freake as an estate church for his building developments on the Smith's
Charity Estate, complementing his previous St Paul's, Onslow Square (q.v.).
Source: Survey of London, vol.41, 1983, pp.114-17.

Listing NGR: TQ2659778296

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