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Latitude: 51.5182 / 51°31'5"N
Longitude: -0.1431 / 0°8'35"W
OS Eastings: 528939
OS Northings: 181548
OS Grid: TQ289815
Mapcode National: GBR D9.1Y
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.G3QJ
Plus Code: 9C3XGV94+7Q
Entry Name: Church of All Souls, Langham Place
Listing Date: 10 September 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1221802
English Heritage Legacy ID: 413647
Location: Westminster, London, W1B
Electoral Ward/Division: West End
Built-Up Area: City of Westminster
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: All Souls Langham Place
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2881 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER LANGHAM PLACE, Wl
Church of All Souls,
10.9.54 Langham Place
Church. 1822-24 by John Nash, restored after war damage. Bath stone;
hipped slate roof to church proper. Rectangular body with the south west
end circular portico, tower and peristyle encircled spire as the
distinguishing feature of this neoclassical hybrid design, ingeniously
both closing the vista and acting as the pivotal focus for the change in
direction of Nash's Via Triumphalis between Langham Place and Portland
Place. The circular portico raised on a flight of steps has giant Ionic
columns carrying entablature and balustraded parapet; the circular tower
with architraved and corniced entrance at its foot rises above the portico
to the open Corinthian columned peristyle screening the base of the
12-sided stone spire. The body of the church (extending off the side
lines to the north east) is in plain ashlar on 2 storeys with 6-window
sides, square headed in lower register and semicircular arched above;
plinth, plat band and sill band, crowning cornice and blocking course.
Interior has gallery on chamfered piers,above which rise Corinthian
columns carrying flat ceiling with enriched cove; circular vestibule in
base of tower. Copy of bust of Nash by Behnes in portico.
John Nash; John Summerson.
Listing NGR: TQ2893681544
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