CHURCH OF ST CLEMENT DANES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1237099
Date first listed:
24-Feb-1958
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST CLEMENT DANES, STRAND WC2

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST CLEMENT DANES, STRAND WC2

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 30976 81040

Details

TQ 3181 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER STRAND, WC2 60/22 24.2.58 Church of St Clement Danes G.V. I Church. Rebuild of 1680-82 by Sir Christopher Wren, reusing but recasing C15 masonry of west tower, which above the clock stage was completed with spire by James Gibbs in 1719. Gutted in World War II and restored 1955-58 by W A S Lloyd. Portland stone. West tower and steeple, apsidal east end. The tower is flanked by 2-storey domed lobbies with segmental headed doorways, heavy porch projecting from tower base; Gibbs surrounds to bell stage openings, the steeple rising in 3 diminishing octagonal stages, the middle one with concave entablature. Squat lower register windows to sides with tall semicircular arched windows in architraves above,lighting galleries. Restored interior with broad tunnel vault, galleries and groin vaulted aisles, the latter, uniquely in a Wren church, being continued as ambulatory round east end with further semi-domed apse added. London Volume I; N Pevsner Christopher Wren; Kerry Downes.

Listing NGR: TQ3097681040

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
428299
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Downes, K, The Architecture of Wren, (1982)
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: London I - The Cities of London and Westminster, (1973)

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: 17 Apr 2004
Reference: IOE01/12194/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Elisabeth Cox. Source Historic England Archive
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