Place:Westminster St. Luke, London, England

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NameWestminster St. Luke
TypeDistrict
Located inLondon, England     (1889 - 1935)
Also located inMiddlesex, England     (1841 - 1889)
See alsoWestminster St. James Piccadilly, London, Englandcivil parish

District of St. Luke, Westminster

St. Luke's Church, located on Berwick Street, was constructed on the site formerly occupied by La Patente, a French church which was established for Huguenot refugees. After a series of repairs, the old church became an Anglican chapel of ease in St. James parish during the 18th century. The first stone of a new church was laid by Earl Grey on 15 March 1838, and it was consecrated on 23 July 1839. An ecclesiastical chapelry district was assigned in 1841 until 1935, when it was joined to the adjacent parish of St. Anne, Soho. The church was demolished in the year after.

The boundary of the District of St. Luke, Westminster, was defined as follows:

“ From the north east corner of the parish along the middle of Wardour-street, being the boundary between the parishes of Saint James and Saint Anne, towards the south as far as Little Pulteney-street ; then running westward behind the houses on the south side of Little Pulteney-street as far as Great Windmill-street ; then north crossing the end of Brewer-street into Little Windmill-street ; then to proceed west along the south wall of the house, No. 38, as far as the back of that house ; and then to proceed northward along the backs of the houses on the west side of that street and Cambridge-street, so as to include all the houses on the west side thereof, as far as the backs of the houses in Broad-street ; then to proceed west along the backs of the houses on the south side of that street ; then north crossing the said street and proceeding east along the backs of the houses on the north side of the said street, as far as the backs of the houses in Dufour's-place ; then north and east along the backs of the houses on the west and north sides of that place, as far as the backs of the houses in Poland-street ; then north along the backs of the said houses to Oxford-street ; then east along the centre of that street to the corner of Wardour-street where the boundary commenced, ....” (London Gazette, iss. 20050, p. 3194, 10 Dec. 1841)

Resources

  • "St. Luke's Church" in Survey of London: Volumes 31 and 32, St James Westminster, Part 2, ed. F H W Sheppard (London, 1963) [accessed 1 March 2016].[1]
  • "Westminster St Luke, Middlesex Genealogy", FamilySearch.org [accessed 1 March 2016].[2]