Places of Worship

Dec 28th, 2010 | | Places of Worship | No Comments

All Souls, Langham Place

All Souls, Langham Place, was built by John Nash on the ceremonial route that he planned from Carlton House to Regent’s Park via Regent Street and Park Square. It was to provide to provide an eye-catching monument where the newly laid-out Regent Street takes an awkward abrupt bend to align with the pre-existing Portland Place. The church was consecrated in 1824 by the Bishop of London.

Its peripteral portico — capped with an anomalous slender cone — is of an enriched Ionic order that substitutes winged cherub’s heads for the usual rosettes on the abacus; the prominent portico is attached to the reticent main church by the width of a single intercolumniation. The 1930′s BBC Broadcasting House reflects Nash’s portico with its quadrant-curved corner.

The church is built of Bath stone and the unique spire is made of seventeen concave sides encircled by a peripteros of Corinthian columns, making two separate sections. The capitals are Ionic in design and made from Coade stone. All Souls is noted for being the last surviving church by John Nash.

I assisted the designer with the specification of paint colours.

I carry out projects of many different types in my work with paint and colour. See a slideshow of some recent ones:

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