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Church of St Mary Le Strand

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5122 / 51°30'43"N

Longitude: -0.1168 / 0°7'0"W

OS Eastings: 530775

OS Northings: 180934

OS Grid: TQ307809

Mapcode National: GBR KD.X2

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.X8L2

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Le Strand

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236753

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427843

Location: Westminster, London, WC2R

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: St Mary le Strand with St Clement Danes

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3080 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER STRAND, WC2
73/13
24.2.58 Church of St Mary-
Le-Strand
G.V. I
Church. 1714-17 by James Gibbs. Portland stone. Exceptional treatment of island
site, the design directly reflecting Gibbs' first hand experience of Rome as
well as references to Wren at St Paul's. 7-bay sides, 3-bay west front and
apsidal east end. Superimposed orders, Corinthian over Ionic, the latter
developed into bowed porch (with finialed semi-dome) to west front,above which
the centre bay has pairs of columns and pediment, the tower and steeple rising
above in 3 diminishing stages. The "ground floor" level to sides has alternate
segmental and triangular pedimented niches whilst the upper register has
similar narrow end bays but Venetian window theme between,with alternate bays
tabernacled with segmental and triangular pediments against balustraded parapet
surmounted by urn finials. Aisleless interior with the apse framed by
superimposed orders of coupled columns,and coupled columns carrying balcony
over west door. Panelled walls with pilasters to upper register and coffered
ceiling.
Architecture in Britain 1530-1830: John Summerson.
London Vol. I; N Pevsner.


Listing NGR: TQ3077980930

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