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© Mr David March

IoE Number: 471066
Location: CHURCH OF ST PETER, LIVERPOOL GROVE (north side)
  BERMONDSEY, SOUTHWARK, GREATER LONDON
Photographer: Mr David March
Date Photographed: 23 June 2001
Date listed: 02 March 1950
Date of last amendment: 02 March 1950
Grade I

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SOUTHWARKTQ3278LIVERPOOL GROVE636-1/8/485(North West side)

SOUTHWARK TQ3278 LIVERPOOL GROVE 636-1/8/485 (North West side) 02/03/50 Church of St Peter GV I Church. 1823-1825. Sir John Soane, interior restored after war damage by Thomas Ford, 1953-55. MATERIALS: yellow stock brick with stone details. PLAN: rectangular plan with tower of 2 stages over west end; 1 main storey and undercroft. EXTERIOR: steps to west end with recessed centre porch of 4 giant stone Ionic columns supporting stone entablature which continues around church, with key pattern on architrave. 3 entrances within porch with stone architraves and entablature, stone band and panel above. Tall round-headed window in round-arched recess either side of porch. 7 similar windows to north and south sides, with stone transoms indicating presence of gallery inside, a shorter window at each end under key patterned architrave. Stone panels beneath windows; stone plinth. East end has recessed centre section with plain stone parapet over cornice; 3 windows to 1st floor, arcaded open loggia at ground floor with balustrading in bays flanking centre. Projecting side sections of 1 bay each with tall windows and entablature similar to west end. Tower of 2 Corinthian orders rests on balustraded parapet with Soanean finials above porch. Lower stage square with round-arched louvred bell opening and clock flanked by corner pilasters supporting entablature. Upper stage round with Composite columns supporting a small dome. INTERIOR: 5-bay nave and 2 aisles, sanctuary to east of nave. Ground floor east extensions of aisles as vestry and Lady Chapel, but at 1st-floor level galleries run right to east end. North and south balustraded galleries rest on Doric columns and have arcades at 1st floor to roof. Unusual, shallow curve to aisle roofs forming gallery floor and resting on tensely curved beams. Open west gallery on Doric columns containing organ. Roof supported on shallow segmental arches the whole width of nave, 1 at west end, 2 at east. Flat ceiling with rosettes in panels. Original reredos with Corinthian columns and pilasters, key and scroll pattern frieze, low, triangular pediment in centre and angels' heads above. From porch, 2 curved staircases to gallery in square wells with round corners. Undercroft: 5 groin-vaulted aisles, having circular openings from outer aisles and round-arched openings to centre aisle. Rere-arches to west are vertical double segments and blank arches to east are oval-headed. FITTINGS: cast-iron balustrades, and screens of 2 Ionic columns at top landing. Some post-war stained glass to east end, other windows clear with leaded lights. A Commissioners' church, built after a private Act of Parliament and close in design to Soane's later Holy Trinity, Marylebone Road.

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