Smith Square Conservation Area is located immediately to the south of the Palace of Westminster Conservation Area. This area was first developed in medieval times around Westminster Abbey, then altered as a result of early 18th century residential development.
The conservation area is centred upon Smith Square, the most important space in the area. The square is dominated by the former Church of St John the Evangelist, built between 1713-1728 to a design by Thomas Archer. To the north of the church is a network of streets lined with a mix of 18th century terraced townhouses interspersed with early 20th century neo-Georgian buildings. The area also includes a small section of riverside south of Lambeth Bridge.
The Smith Square Conservation Area was designated in 1969 as part of the larger Government Precinct Conservation Area. It was redesignated in 1987 as the Smith Square Conservation Area.
|Publications and Documents:|
|Smith Square Conservation Area Map|
|Smith Square Mini Guide|
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