St James the Less, Westminster
George Edmund Street
Topics for Discussion
How "English" is this church? Do you agree with Charles Eastlake that it is "eminently un-English" (qtd. in Jackson 86)?
When Neil Jackson adds that it represents "the high water mark of Street's adaptation and incorporation of features and forms derived from Continental precedents" (86) is he saying the same thing as Eastlake, or something a little different?
For example, compare Street's ironwork here with the kind of ironwork on display at the Medieval Court of the 1851 Great Exhibition.
Consider also the involvement of Watts and others in the project.