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LSO St. Luke's

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Identification

LSO St. Luke's
the former St. Luke's Old Street
267969

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
baroque

Facts

  • The church was built under the New Churches Act of 1711 which provided for 50 new churches in London.
  • St. Luke's is Grade I Listed.
  • The body of the church is built from Portland stone.
  • St. Luke's is particularly notable for its very tall and slender fluted obelisk spire.
  • The roof was removed in 1959 leaving only the spire and walls; it was restored and is now home to the London Symphony Orchestra's community and music education programme.

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Location

161 Old Street
161 Old Street
EC1
Islington
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

1727
1733
2003

Involved Companies


Nicholas Hawksmoor
John James

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2003

Levitt Bernstein

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Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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