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List entry Summary

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

Name: CHURCH OF ST MARK'S

List entry Number: 1225301

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARK'S, NORTH AUDLEY STREET W1

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCity of WestminsterLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1958

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 421605

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

TQ 2880 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER NORTH AUDLEY STREET, W1 68/10 (east side) 24.2.58 Church of St Mark's - I A Commissioner's Church. 1825-28 by J.P. Gandy-Deering, the body of the church remodelled by (Sir) Arthur Blomfield 1878. Stone front on standard domestic plot width. A pure Greek Revival elevation taken up entirely by a fine portico in antis with 2 Ionic columns and quoin piers, their details taken from the Erechtheum, deep straight entablature across front and above, set back from frontage plane, a tall bell turret square on plan with splayed corner, pierced circular louvres, surmounted by cross finial, the turret detailing a derivation from the Tower of the Winds. The deep portico has 3 pure Greek doorways going into small vestibules and beyond into a 9 compartment "narthex" with four square piers with Grecian caps - a pronaos-like space providing a suitable transition through the domestic plot to the church lying behind. This was remodelled cleverly by Blomfield in his Romanesque manner retaining the galleries but with entirely Romanesque details, creating a chancel and opening up and elaborating the roof structure over the nave, polychrome brickwork and scallop capital stone columns. East window glass by N.H.J. Eastlake, etc. Survey of London; Vol. XL. London; Vol. I, N Pevsner.

Listing NGR: TQ2825380970

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: Survey of London - The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair Part 2 The buildings: Volume 40 - Date: 1980 - Journal Title: Survey of London - Volume: 40
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N and Cherry, B - Title: The Buildings of England: London I - The Cities of London and Westminster - Date: 1973

National Grid Reference: TQ 28253 80970

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