Aviation House

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Aviation House

Aviation House, formerly the Church of the Holy Trinity, is a grade II listed building at 125-127 Kingsway (formerly Little Queen Street), in the London Borough of Camden.

History[edit]

The Church of the Holy Trinity was built of Portland stone between 1909 and 1911 in an Edwardian Baroque[1] style to a design by John Belcher and John James Joass.[2] The facade was modelled on S. Maria della Pace in Rome by Pietro da Cortona.[3] The interior was not completely finished due to a lack of money[4] and a proposed tower was never built.

The church was originally a chapel of ease able to seat 1000.[5] It replaced the original Little Queen Street Chapel (1829-31) whose foundations had been weakened during the construction of the Piccadilly line[3] and which was demolished in 1909.[1]

The building was listed grade II by English Heritage in 1974.[4]

The church was closed by 1991. The rear was redeveloped into offices around 1999 with the listed front retained.[6] It was renamed Aviation House.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus & Bridget Cherry. (2002). The Buildings of England: London 4 North. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. pp. 255–56. ISBN 0300096534. 
  2. ^ Allinson, Kenneth. (2008). Architects and Architecture of London. Oxford: Architectural Press. p. 256. ISBN 978-1-136-42964-4. 
  3. ^ a b HOLY TRINITY, KINGSWAY: KINGSWAY, CAMDEN. London Metropolitan Archives. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of the Holy Trinity (1379262)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Ordnance Survey map, 1870s.
  6. ^ Conservation Area Statement 16: Kingsway. London Borough of Camden, London, 2011. p. 8.

External links[edit]

Media related to Aviation House at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°31′01″N 0°07′14″W / 51.5170°N 0.1205°W / 51.5170; -0.1205