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Church of St Mark's

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5131 / 51°30'47"N

Longitude: -0.1531 / 0°9'11"W

OS Eastings: 528253

OS Northings: 180970

OS Grid: TQ282809

Mapcode National: GBR 9C.SR

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.97DD

Plus Code: 9C3XGR7W+6P

Entry Name: Church of St Mark's

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225301

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421605

Location: West End, Westminster, London, W1K

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: St George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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68/10 (east side)
24.2.58 Church of St Mark's
- I
A Commissioner's Church. 1825-28 by J.P. Gandy-Deering, the body of
the church remodelled by (Sir) Arthur Blomfield 1878. Stone front on
standard domestic plot width. A pure Greek Revival elevation taken up
entirely by a fine portico in antis with 2 Ionic columns and quoin
piers, their details taken from the Erechtheum, deep straight
entablature across front and above, set back from frontage plane, a
tall bell turret square on plan with splayed corner, pierced circular
louvres, surmounted by cross finial, the turret detailing a derivation
from the Tower of the Winds. The deep portico has 3 pure Greek
doorways going into small vestibules and beyond into a 9 compartment
"narthex" with four square piers with Grecian caps - a pronaos-like
space providing a suitable transition through the domestic plot to the
church lying behind. This was remodelled cleverly by Blomfield in
his Romanesque manner retaining the galleries but with entirely
Romanesque details, creating a chancel and opening up and elaborating
the roof structure over the nave, polychrome brickwork and scallop
capital stone columns. East window glass by N.H.J. Eastlake, etc.
Survey of London; Vol. XL. London; Vol. I, N Pevsner.

Listing NGR: TQ2825380970

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