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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Uxbridge South, London

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Latitude: 51.5408 / 51°32'26"N

Longitude: -0.4901 / 0°29'24"W

OS Eastings: 504812

OS Northings: 183512

OS Grid: TQ048835

Mapcode National: GBR 14.M4K

Mapcode Global: VHFT4.GJ9P

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 6 September 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1358390

English Heritage Legacy ID: 202958

Location: Hillingdon, London, UB8

County: London

District: Hillingdon

Electoral Ward/Division: Uxbridge South

Built-Up Area: Hillingdon

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Uxbridge St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


804/21/391 ST JOHN'S ROAD
(South side)


Commissioners' Church, now converted into offices. Built 1838 by Henry Atkinson. London stock brick with slate roof and stuccoed dressings. Simple box-like plan to the Atkinson church with a W porch and bellcote, and a later chancel(chancel not seen at time of survey, July 2004).

EXTERIOR: W end to the street with a stuccoed W porch with gabled parapet above a string course, set-back buttresses and a Tudor-arched doorway with hoodmould. Clock face in moulded stuccoed roundel above. The church is gabled to the W with a stuccoed parapet and gabled bellcote at the apex. N and S windows with Y tracery.

INTERIOR: Not inspected but the chancel is understood to have been preserved as a single space.

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: Of special interest as an 1838 Commissioners' Church, this is a characteristic early-Victorian church by the architect Henry Atkinson. It is representative of a district growing in population in this period and expanding its places of worship. St John's is a typical example of a Commissioners' Church: using inexpensive materials and keeping architectural decoration to a minimum. The design is successful, however, in overcoming barriers of cost to produce an attractive church. Its stock brick and stucco dressing mirror the materials used in many London domestic buildings of this period and the side windows and porch are elegantly executed. It marks the end of the Georgian approach to Gothic design, before Pugin's writings and designs led to such a major change in church buildings. While the loss of interior features is regrettable, the exterior is intact and the church fully merits listing at Grade II.

SOURCES: Pevsner, The Buildings of England, London 4, North, 1999, p 358

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