David Lewis
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Photographer: David F. Lewis

St. John’s Institute, Tufton Street (now Church Union Faith House)

Gazetteer No. G0086

Date 1899-1905

Address Westminster London, Greater London SW1P 3QB England


These designs show Lutyens experimenting with the ‘Wrennaissance’ style for a London building before the Country Life Design. (Amery et al., 1981, cat no.163)

At the n end, within the angle made by Church House (see p. 201), No. 7 (Faith House), the former Parish Hall of St John Smith Square, little-known Lutyens of 1905. It shows him dipping a toe in Neo-Georgian or perhaps Neo-Serlian waters. Red brick, three round-headed lower openings, five windows above, and five dormers on a shallow pantiled roof. Aisled, church­like interior with a groin-vaulted central vessel. (Bradley & Pevsner, 2003, p.720)


Amery, C., Richardson, M. and Stamp, G. (1981) Lutyens, the Work of the English Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944): Hayward Gallery London, 18 November 1981-31 January 1982. London: Arts Council of Great Britain.

Bradley S & Pevsner N (2003) LONDON 6: WESTMINSTER. The Buildings of England. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Also Cited In

Weaver, L. (1913) Houses and Gardens by E L Lutyens. London: Country Life.

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