St. Peters Eaton Square

St Peters Eaton Square

Along the route from Victoria Station to Buckingham Palace sits St. Peters in Eaton Square.  The doors are bright red.  It is listed as a grade II building by Historic England, who report this building of yellow stock brick, ashlar, and stone dressings was rebuilt by Charles Jearrad and J. H. Hakekill in 1837 after the first building was burned.  In the neoclassical style, it showcases ionic columns, pediment, and a clock tower with a clock on each face of the tower.

St_Peter's_Eaton_Square,_Belgravia

Drawn by Thos. H. Shepherd. Engraved by Thos. Dale. – Published by Jones & Co. 3, Acton Place, Kingsland Place, London., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7973010

The 1837 church was rebuilt to the specifications of the original constructed 1824-1827.  In October 1987, an arsonist set fire to the church, thinking it was a Roman Catholic building.  Only the shell of the building survived; the roof, interior, and most furnishings were destroyed.  Once again, the church was rebuilt, this time with a much simpler interior by the Braithwaite Partnership (Wikipedia).  Work began in 1990 and was completed 1991.

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3 Responses to St. Peters Eaton Square

  1. peggyjoan42 says:

    This building has quite a history. The columns on the front remind me of something you would see in Rome. It is always nice to hear that a building this old is rebuilt after being damaged.

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