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Former Church of St Luke

A Grade I Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5252 / 51°31'30"N

Longitude: -0.094 / 0°5'38"W

OS Eastings: 532320

OS Northings: 182421

OS Grid: TQ323824

Mapcode National: GBR R7.1F

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.BX4N

Entry Name: Former Church of St Luke

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195700

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369190

Location: Islington, London, EC1V

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Clement Finsbuy

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/75/674 (North side)
29/12/50 Former church of St Luke


Former Church of St Luke, now a ruin. 1727-33. The architect
is disputed; the body of the church is possibly by John James,
the west tower, spire and flanking staircase wings by Nicholas
Hawksmoor. Brick faced with ashlar and stucco. Originally
chancel, nave and aisles under a single roof, west tower with
spire and flanking staircase wings. Of the chancel, nave and
aisles only the outer walls remain. East end has a central
Palladian window resting on a slightly projecting plinth; to
either side there is a lower window, square with a plain
architrave and double keystone, and an upper window,
round-arched, also with plain architrave and double keystone.
The north and south elevations have upper and lower windows of
this kind to five bays, except that the easternmost bay on the
north side has a single-storey stuccoed vestry (presumably),
and the same bay on the south side has an entrance with
architrave and floating cornice; dentil cornice overall. The
staircase wings have entrances to their south and north sides
respectively with architrave, floating cornice and oculus
over, and a square window with plain architrave and double
keystone and oculus over to their western sides; moulded eaves
cornice. The tower has a west entrance at its base,
round-arched with archivolt and keystone framed by pilasters
carrying entablature with triglyph frieze, and oculus over;
storey band; where it fronts the gable of the body of the
church the tower has large oculi on three sides. The bellstage
has round-arched openings; then one more oculus stage followed
by the spire in the form of a fluted obelisk. The remaining
interior consists of a domed vestibule under the tower and
staircases in the side wings.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).

Listing NGR: TQ3232082421

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