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© Ms Frances Ottaway

IoE Number: 477826
Location: CHURCH OF ST GEORGE THE MARTYR, QUEEN SQUARE (west side)
  CAMDEN TOWN, CAMDEN, GREATER LONDON
Photographer: Ms Frances Ottaway
Date Photographed: 03 February 2006
Date listed: 24 October 1951
Date of last amendment: 24 October 1951
Grade II*

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CAMDEN TQ3081NW QUEEN SQUARE 798-1/100/1365 (West side) 24/10/51 Church of St George the Martyr GV II* Church. c1706. Built by Arthur Tooley, repaired late C18. Recast 1867-9 by SS Teulon and restored 1952 and 1989. Stucco with rusticated lower portion. Single storey, rectangular plan with chancel to the south added by Teulon who almost entirely altered the exterior. EXTERIOR: Queen Square facade with Gothic porch to right of pedimented central projecting bay with 3 buttresses, the central buttress forming a column between two architraved, round-headed windows and an architraved oculus above. Buttresses surmounted by statues of praying angels. Beneath the windows 4 roundels containing carved reliefs of the symbols of the 4 Evangelists. To either side of this bay, 3 rounded-arched, traceried windows. Entablature and projecting cornice. Cosmo Place return pedimented with central round-arched entrance and 4 windows. Over west end, small square-plan tower with Gothic canopies (east face shielding a clock), and surmounted by zinc covered spirelet with louvred gablets. INTERIOR: also remodelled, the present column and roof system being inserted by Teulon who took down all the galleries save that to the north which he retained and remodelled. Fittings: the fine original reredos was retained on the east wall when Teulon reordered the church with a new south chancel with full fittings including a reredos with mosaic inlay. Stalls, pulpit, lectern, parclose screen and altar rails also by Teulon; other fittings include font, organ and case. HISTORICAL NOTE: St George the Martyr was built as a chapel of ease for St Andrew's, Holborn, and became a parish church in 1723.

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