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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1226959



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Hackney

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Apr-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Feb-1975

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 424428

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TQ 3585 MARE STREET E8 (East side) -------------- 20/371 Church of St John, Hackney (Formerly listed as St-John- the-Baptist Parish Church)

24.4.51 II*

Parish Church of Hackney 1792-97 by James Spiller. Very large building of stock brick, Tower of Portland stone 1812 by Robert Streather who also added semi-circular stone Ionic porches at all 4 outer corners. Main building in shape of cross, lengthened north-south so that entrance is at north end and the space for worship cross-oriented, On all sides 3-bay arcaded fronts with heavy modillioned stone cornice and stone-coped parapet. Pediments at north and south ends (those on sides removed). Similar treatment to the 4 set-back corners. Tower and steeple with clock over north portico, semi-circular with 4 Ionic columns, and banded rusticated stone backing. Inside gallery on fluted Doric columns around 3 sides. Interior restored after fire of 1955. Organ from All Saints, Ennismore Gardens, Westminster. Many monuments from old church include brasses, 3-dimensional figures and tablets.

Listing NGR: TQ3507785151

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National Grid Reference: TQ 35077 85151


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