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Description: Church of St John the Divine
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 204730
OS Grid Reference: TQ3161777099
OS Grid Coordinates: 531617, 177099
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4775, -0.1061
VASSALL ROAD SW9
1. (south side)
Church of St John
TQ 3177 8/992 19.10.51
1870-74 by G E Street. Tower and spire by A E Street 1888-9. Post-war repairs
by Goodhart-Rendel and Lowes Curtis. Nave and aisles with no clerestory, roofs
separated only by cornice moulding. Slightly lower chancel with apsidal end and
narrow aisles. North transept gable rises above aisle roof. Small bellcote at
crossing. Tall west tower has stone broach spire with lucarnes at 3 levels.
Red brick, with stone dressings and tiled roofs, in early C14 style with traceried
windows. South porch and west doorway have fine ironwork to doors. Inside, a
great feeling of light and space is produced by very high chancel, arcade and
tower arches. Barreled roof with vaulting ribs to nave. Tower and chancel have
stone rib vaults with brick panels. Interior also of red brick with stone structural
features. Bowed baptistery projection from south aisle with fine, curved iron
screen. Good screens also to chancel and Lady Chapel. Reredos by G F Bodley,
Listing NGR: TQ3161777099
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Source: English Heritage
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