Luton Heritage Forum

Christ Church

Address : Upper George Street, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0879621333

Site Status : Grade II listed

Conservation Area : This is in the Town Centre conservation area

Statutory List Description : Compact mid C19 composition by H Elliott (1856-60, 1864) over extended by G Vialls (1881). Earlier work of red brick with polychrome brick details and stone dressings. Consists of four bay nave, south aisle and transept, and unusually positioned west tower at the end of the south aisle. The openings mainly have simple trefoil heads with a pleasing composite 5 light window to the nave west end. The south aisle and the tower ground floor west window have plate tracety. The tower is low, of three stages with heavy stone cornice with plain brick parapet above and surmounted by a slated pyramidal spirelet. The later work is in a plainer darker red brick, and consists of a chancel, south chapel, long 5 bay north aisle, vestry and hall. It has C13 style double-light windows with trefoiled heads and quatrefoil above. The chancel east window is a five-light one based on the same pattern. Now redundant.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Site Location (OS map and aerial view)

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External Links

Bing Maps view - an angled aerial view centred on the current site, which is marked with a blue dot. Bing enables you to move round and view all four sides of the building (n.b. when viewing from other angles, the blue dot may not always indicate the correct building).

Francis Frith photo, 1897 - an 1897 photo of Christ Church on the Francis Frith website.

Francis Frith photo, c.1950 - a photo of of Upper George Street, from about 1950, showing Christ Church in the background, right. From the Francis Frith website.

Wikipedia's Glossary of Architecture - you might find this helpful if you are not familiar with all the architectural terms used to describe this site. There are links to other glossaries on our Links page.

Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to Christ Church and are all within about 200 metres :

Cardiff Road
12 Cardiff Road [Draft Local List]
Cardigan Street
1-5 Cardigan Street - Cardigan Mews [Draft Local List]
2-6 Cardigan Street [Draft Local List]
Dunstable Place
The Oddfellows pub (now Kink) [Draft Local List]
Dunstable Road
Bute House [Draft Local List]
19 Dunstable Road - Central Block Of St Marys Hospital [Grade II listed]
Manchester Street
11 & 13 Manchester Street [Draft Local List]
29-39 Manchester Street [Draft Local List]
New Bedford Road
7 New Bedford Road [Grade II listed]
Stuart Street
24 Stuart Street [Draft Local List]
Wellington Street
25 Wellington Street [Draft Local List]
35-45 Wellington Street [Draft Local List]
42-50 Wellington Street [Draft Local List]
54-58 Wellington Street - Public House [Draft Local List]

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