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Church of St John the Divine

A Grade I Listed Building in Vassall, London

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Latitude: 51.4776 / 51°28'39"N

Longitude: -0.1061 / 0°6'22"W

OS Eastings: 531617

OS Northings: 177099

OS Grid: TQ316770

Mapcode National: GBR NS.BH

Mapcode Global: VHGR6.34R4

Entry Name: Church of St John the Divine

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357964

English Heritage Legacy ID: 204730

Location: Lambeth, London, SW9

County: London

District: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: Vassall

Built-Up Area: Lambeth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Kennington St John Divine with St James Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

1. (south side)
Church of St John
the Divine
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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