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Church of St James's Piccadilly

A Grade I Listed Building in St James's, Westminster

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Coordinates

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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226621

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423867

Location: Westminster, London, SW1Y

County: 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: St James Piccadilly

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2980 NW & SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER PICCADILLY Wl
70/83; 81/72 (south side)
Church of St James's
24.2.58 Piccadilly
GV I
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

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