"The spire of the church at the top of the road had collapsed"
The church at the top of Regent Street is All Souls Church
, a John Nash
-designed Anglican church which is on Langham Place. Built of Bath stone, the church has a slender cone-shaped spire and is fronted by Corinthian columns. The church was consecrated in 1824 and still remains a frequented place of worship as well as a tourist attraction.