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St Martin in the Fields Secondary School

A Grade II* Listed Building in St James's, Westminster

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5091 / 51°30'32"N

Longitude: -0.1262 / 0°7'34"W

OS Eastings: 530131

OS Northings: 180577

OS Grid: TQ301805

Mapcode National: GBR HF.T5

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.RBMF

Plus Code: 9C3XGV5F+MG

Entry Name: St Martin in the Fields Secondary School

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Last Amended: 1 December 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236019

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426930

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, WC2N

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 Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Description

TQ 3080 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ST. MARTIN'S LANE, WC2
72/129
Nos. 1 to 4 consec.
24.2.58 (St. Martin in the
Fields Secondary
School.) (Formerly listed
under St Martin's Place)
G.V. II*
Former National School. 1827-30 by G.Ledwell Taylor but no doubt to a
design by John Nash. Stucco, slate roof. Elegant Ionic design; part of
Nash's isolation of St. Martin's and the Strand Improvements. 3 storeys.
7 windows wide south front. 2 window wide return to Adelaide Street with
plain square headed doorway. Rusticated podium - ground floor. Recessed
glazing bar windows to ground floor with flat, voussoired and keystoned
arches. Main floor with archivolt arched windows with moulded imposts,
small square 2nd floor windows; both storeys articulated by giant fluted
Ionic pilasters, coupled flanking end bays, rising from plat band and
carrying entablature with dentil cornice and blocking course. 2 window
return with similar treatment. The frieze of entablature is inscribed in
fine lettering "St. Martin's National Schools". Part of St. Martin's
Parochial Buildings, a typically varied Nash composition.
Survey of London; Vol. XX.


Listing NGR: TQ3013180577

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