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Farm Street Church

Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception

 
 
Farm Street Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. Farm Street Church Marker
Inscription. This Church of the Society of Jesus in the Mayfair district of London, is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and has special place in the hearts of many people, Popularly known as Farm Street Church, it harks back to the 1840's, when the Jesuits sought a site for their London church. The location they chose was originally a mews (stables and coachman's quarters) in a back street. The name derived from the Hay Hill Farm that extended in the 18th century from the present Hill Street eastward across Berkeley Square and beyond.

This beautiful Roman Catholic Church, completed in 1849 and designed by Joseph John Scoles, is decorated gothic. The facade in Farm Street is in imitation of the west front of Beauvais Cathedral.

Scoles chose Augustus Pugin to design the high altar, whose extraordinary work on the interiors of the Houses of Parliament had brought him much acclaim. The original building was a simple 'T' shape with a single nave supported by stone columns, with sixteen clerestory windows and side chapels to the right and left of the Sanctuary. In 1878, the Sacred Heart Aisle to the right of the High Altar was added. The vaulting of the aisle and the rhythmic interplay of the columns and side chapels are remarkable features.

In the last years of the 19th century when land had been secured,

Farm Street Church and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. Farm Street Church and Marker - Wide View
William Walker was commissioned to design and build a new aisle to the left - the St Ignatius Loyola Aisle. The result is a unique and elaborate ensemble in flamboyant gothic style, with flying buttresses enclosed within the structure.

At the heart of a busy city, the Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street is a lively Catholic Parish Church and a sanctuary of peace and prayer, We invite you to visit our magnificent Church but would request that you do so with respect. This is a place of worship and is in constant use.

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
 
Erected by Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception.
 
Location. 51° 30.579′ N, 0° 8.962′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Mount Street just east of South Audley Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 Mount Street, City of Westminster, England W1K 3AH, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lord Ashfield (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); J. Arthur Rank (about 150 meters away); The Audley (about 150 meters away); Constance Spry (about 180 meters away); Sir Richard Westmacott

Farm Street Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
3. Farm Street Church and Marker
(about 210 meters away); Charles X (about 210 meters away); General Pasquale Paoli (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ann Oldfield (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the right of the church entrance, reachable by following any of the paths within the Mount Street Gardens (entrances to the Gardens are on South Street, South Audley Street, and Mount Street, with the church being closest to the Mount Street entrance). Note that there is an identical marker mounted to the other (Farm Street) side of the church.
 
Also see . . .
1. Farm Street Church history (Farm Street Church). (Submitted on November 18, 2017.)
2. Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 18, 2017.)
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
<i>Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, London</i> image. Click for full size.
By Tourists Association, Turnham Green W., circa 1904
4. Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, London
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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