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Church of All Souls, Langham Place

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1221802

English Heritage Legacy ID: 413647

Location: Westminster, London, W1B

County: Westminster

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

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Description

TQ 2881 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER LANGHAM PLACE, Wl
45/121
Church of All Souls,
10.9.54 Langham Place
G.V. I
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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