Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, London

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
Date Built
1954 - 1959
Church Street
Scott was in his early 70s when he designed this Catholic Church for the Carmelites in Kensington.  It was completed just shortly before his death in 1960.  The church replaced an earlier one on this rather awkward site close to the point where Kensington Church Street makes a sudden curve to the left and the road ahead becomes Vicarage Gate.  The British Listed Buildings site says that it is, "Simplified Gothic" in style with a "Tall narrow nave with pronounced diagonal roofs to north and south."

Inside it features:

".........  broad transverse pointed arches and walls that are clad in red sandstone at the bottom and plaster above.

............  Tall reredos in three panels painted in red and blue with gilded tracery and inset figures.

............  Timber pendant light fittings with brass bell-shaped bulb holders."

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