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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.534 / 51°32'2"N

Longitude: -0.1033 / 0°6'11"W

OS Eastings: 531649

OS Northings: 183385

OS Grid: TQ316833

Mapcode National: GBR N4.Y8

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.5P7W

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195583

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368871

Location: Islington, London, N1

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter's

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Prebend Street

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/65/373 (West side)
29/09/72 Church of St John


Roman Catholic church. 1841-43 by Joseph John Scoles, the
towers slightly later, with a new roof of c.1901, and the
interior re-ordered in 1964 and 1973. Red brick set in Flemish
bond to Duncan Terrace, yellow brick behind, stone dressings,
roof of Welsh slate and lead. Nave, apsidal chancel, and side
chapels in the place of aisles, all under a single roof.
Neo-Romanesque in style. Principal gabled front to the east,
flanked by towers. Central, round-arched, portal with two
Caernarvon-arched doorways; three round-arched windows at
gallery level with sill- and springing-bands; wheel window in
the gable. The south tower is divided into three stages, the
first and second flanked by engaged columns; the first stage
has a single round-arched portal with Caernarvon-arched
doorway; the second stage has two round-arched windows one
above the other; the third, belfry stage stands detached above
the body of the building, with round-arched openings flanked
by brick pilasters, and eaves cornice of oversailing brick, to
each side; pyramidal roof of lead. The north tower follows the
same design except that it is higher, having a short third
stage of blank brick arcading, and then a fourth, belfry stage
with two round-arched openings and eaves cornice in the form
of machicolated brickwork; broach spire of lead.
The simple interior continues the Neo-Romanesque theme with
round arches with engaged columns and stiff-leaf capitals
between the nave and side chapels, and between the nave and
the apsidal chancel, and a similar arcade to the clerestory;
later roof of hammer beam construction.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).

Listing NGR: TQ3164983385

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