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Church of St Margaret, Westminster

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4999 / 51°29'59"N

Longitude: -0.1267 / 0°7'36"W

OS Eastings: 530124

OS Northings: 179547

OS Grid: TQ301795

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.QH

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.RKCJ

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret, Westminster

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226286

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423500

Location: Westminster, London, SW1P

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Westminster Abbey Extra Parochial Place

Church of England Diocese: London

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Description

TQ 3079 NW
92/54

CITY OF WESTMINSTER
PARLIAMENT SQUARE, SW1 (south side)
Church of St Margaret, Westminster

24.2.58

GV
I
Parish church. C11/C12 foundation, rebuilt early C16: c1504 the nave and aisles, with west tower begun 1515, chancel c1518; by the Westminster Abbey masons Robert Stowell and Henry Redman. Extensive C18 and C19 restoration: most of tower rebuilt 1735-37 by John James; 1778 south east vestry; west porch by J.L Pearson; projecting east end of chancel 1905 by G.G Scott. Portland stone refacing and renewed tracery. Late Perpendicular. Crenellated parapets to aisles; tall clerestory with plain parapets. Polygonal buttressed tower with large framed Perpendicular bell openings, quatrefoil frieze and panelled battlements. Inside the nave and chancel are not separated but a single eight bay vessel, slender shafted piers to two-centred arcade with traceried spandrels, clerestory over. East window has fine Gothic-Renaissance transitional Flemish stained glass, probably part of Katharine of Aragon's dowry and intended for Henry VII's Chapel; west window 1882 by Clayton and Bell; south aisle west window 1882 by Henry Holiday; north aisle: west window 1888 by Clayton and Bell, two north windows 1888 and 1891 by Edward Frampton; 1966 abstract glass by John Piper. Good collection of monuments.

Listing NGR: TQ3012079545

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