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Church of St George, Vestry and Obelisks

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5126 / 51°30'45"N

Longitude: -0.1428 / 0°8'34"W

OS Eastings: 528973

OS Northings: 180928

OS Grid: TQ289809

Mapcode National: GBR DC.3Y

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.G7WT

Entry Name: Church of St George, Vestry and Obelisks

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Last Amended: 1 December 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235638

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426436

Location: Westminster, London, W1S

County: London

District: City of 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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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a MInor Amendment on 08/12/2016

TQ 2880 NE
69/137

CITY OF WESTMINSTER
ST GEORGE STREET, W1 (east side)
Church of St George, Vestry and Obelisks

(Formerly listed as Church of St George, Vestry and Obelisks, ST GEORGE'S STREET)

(Formerly listed under Hanover Square)

24.2.58

GV
I
Hanover Square Parish church. 1720-24 by John James. Portland ashlar. Large hexastyle Corinthian column portico, on shallow flight of steps over pavement, with pediment and modillion cornice. Portico flanked by obelisks. Short west tower behind portico with coupled column Wren inspired belfry and cupola. Side elevation to Maddox Street more Baroque exercise in Hawksmoor manner with 2 tiers of windows vertically composed with heavy rustication and pediments. To rear, below the columned and segmental arched Venetian east window is the single storey and basement vestry: dark brick with red brick dressings; Portland stone cornice and blocking course, stucco plinth. Three windows, sashes with original glazing bars, gauged segmental arches. Stone architrave doorway with panelled door at head of flight of steps, in a later C18 lobby added to north.

Church interior: cross vaulted aisles and segmental vaulted nave, galleries on square pillars with Corinthian columns above carrying vault. Reredos with Last Supper attributed to William Kent; original pulpit, organ case and finely carved Royal Arms. Reset mid C16 Flemish glass to east windows etc: screens and stalls by Sir Reginald Blokfield whose uncle Sir Arthur restored St George's in 1894.

London Vol I, N Pevsner (third edition).

Listing NGR: TQ2896880926

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