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Latitude: 51.5087 / 51°30'31"N
Longitude: -0.1367 / 0°8'11"W
OS Eastings: 529409
OS Northings: 180505
OS Grid: TQ294805
Mapcode National: GBR FF.HC
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.LB3T
Entry Name: Church of St James's Piccadilly
Listing Date: 24 February 1958
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1226621
English Heritage Legacy ID: 423867
Location: Westminster, London, SW1Y
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: St James Piccadilly
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2980 NW & SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER PICCADILLY Wl
70/83; 81/72 (south side)
Church of St James's
Parish church, 1676-84 by Sir Christopher Wren. A large church of
red brick with Portland dressings restored after war damage (1947-54).
West tower in front of West end, the spire originally added 1699-1700,
destroyed in war and rebuilt 1968 by Sir Albert Richardson. North
and south lobbies of 1856. 2 tiers of segment-headed and semi-
circular arched upper windows to sides. Doric porch. East end has
broad tripartite window with Venetian windowZ set over it. The
interior spacious, with square pillars to gallery from which rise
Corinthian columns to nave barrel vault, cut into by transverse
aisle vaults. Low segmental arched reredos, carving by Grinling
Gibbons. Fitting monuments, etc., new pews and light fittings.
Built in connection with Lord St. Albans' development of the St.
James's area, the interior layout according to Wren the most
practical for Anglican purposes.
Survey of London; vol XXIX
London, Vol I, N Pevsner.
Listing NGR: TQ2940780503
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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