St. Mary’s Church, Bourne Street (St. Mary the Virgin), Pimlico, London SW1. Architect: R.J. Withers (1823–1904). Dedicated 1874. Left: Entrance between two residential blocks. Right: View perpendicular to Bourne Street. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

According the church website, “St Mary’s was built in the Early English style using indeed cheap machine-made red brick. The only full external view is of the south side from Graham Terrace. Low windowless aisles support a tall clerestory with a plain slate roof surmounted by a bell cote housing a solitary bell. The buttressing was added by Goodhart-Rendel following bomb damage in World War II.” The section about architecture on the church's own site contains much valuable information, including that about twentieth-century changes and additions.

Left: Window detail immediately to the right of the Bourne Street entrance. Right: Wall and window detail on Graham Terrace. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Left: The steeple. Right: View from Graham Terrace showing the yellow brick residential buildings. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

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St. Mary's Bourne Street Pimlico (church website). 20 April 2015.

Last modified 20 April 2015