Church of St Margaret, Westminster

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1226286
Date first listed:
24-Feb-1958
Statutory Address:
Church of St Margaret, Westminster, Parliament Square SW1
Statutory Address:
Church of St Margaret, Westminster, St Margaret Street SW1

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Location

Statutory Address:
Church of St Margaret, Westminster, Parliament Square SW1
Statutory Address:
Church of St Margaret, Westminster, St Margaret Street SW1

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 30124 79547

Details

TQ 3079 NW 92/54

CITY OF WESTMINSTER PARLIAMENT SQUARE, SW1 (south side) Church of St Margaret, Westminster

24.2.58 GV I Parish church. C11/C12 foundation, rebuilt early C16: c1504 the nave and aisles, with west tower begun 1515, chancel c1518; by the Westminster Abbey masons Robert Stowell and Henry Redman. Extensive C18 and C19 restoration: most of tower rebuilt 1735-37 by John James; 1778 south east vestry; west porch by J.L Pearson; projecting east end of chancel 1905 by G.G Scott. Portland stone refacing and renewed tracery. Late Perpendicular. Crenellated parapets to aisles; tall clerestory with plain parapets. Polygonal buttressed tower with large framed Perpendicular bell openings, quatrefoil frieze and panelled battlements. Inside the nave and chancel are not separated but a single eight bay vessel, slender shafted piers to two-centred arcade with traceried spandrels, clerestory over. East window has fine Gothic-Renaissance transitional Flemish stained glass, probably part of Katharine of Aragon's dowry and intended for Henry VII's Chapel; west window 1882 by Clayton and Bell; south aisle west window 1882 by Henry Holiday; north aisle: west window 1888 by Clayton and Bell, two north windows 1888 and 1891 by Edward Frampton; 1966 abstract glass by John Piper. Good collection of monuments.

Listing NGR: TQ3012079545

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
423500
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 22 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03836/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Miss Patricia Philpott. Source Historic England Archive
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