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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5411 / 51°32'27"N

Longitude: -0.1152 / 0°6'54"W

OS Eastings: 530803

OS Northings: 184149

OS Grid: TQ308841

Mapcode National: GBR L1.8Q

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.YJFG

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195481

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368582

Location: Islington, London, N1

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Caledonian

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Andrew Barnsbury

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/51/91 (North side)
Church of St Andrew


Anglican church. 1852-54. By Francis B.Newman and John
Johnson. Snecked Kentish ragstone with Bath stone dressings,
spire of ashlar; roof of slate with fish-scale patterning.
Chancel, north and south vestries, north and south transepts;
north and south aisles, south-west tower and spire. The
vestries, transepts and aisles are all under their own pitched
roofs. All windows are pointed-arched. Chancel under a lower
roof than the nave; the east end has diagonal buttresses and
an east window of five lights with geometrical tracery under
an ogee hoodmould; the north chapel is set back only slightly
behind the east end with an east window of two lights with
vesica-shaped tracery above, giving a stilted trefoil outline
under a hoodmould found elsewhere in the church. Stilted
trefoiled entrance in north wall, the elaborate arch-mouldings
dying into the responds; one lancet and one two-light window
in this side; truncated chimney to ridge. South chapel set
further back from east end, with an east window matching that
of the north chapel and a two-light window to the south.
South transept has angle buttresses to west and two lancets
with a rose window above in the south wall, the tracery of the
rose consisting of superimposed trefoils; on the east side of
the transept, under a continuation of its roof, is a stilted
trefoiled entrance to the south and, to the east, a range of
six raked trefoiled lancets, lighting a staircase. The north
transept has the same general arrangement, with the directions
reversed. North aisle of four bays with three-light windows
between buttresses, the two outer windows having trefoils in
the tracery, the inner two quatrefoils; chimney on apex of
south gable; west window of four lights; south aisle of three
bays, the easternmost window having trefoiled tracery, the
other two quatrefoiled.
Porch under south-west tower, with stilted trefoiled entrance,
the multi-moulded arch on engaged colonettes and the whole
under a gabled hoodmould, the crockets to which are now much
decayed; the entrance to the church has a pointed arch with
mouldings dying into the responds. Tower of three stages with
angle buttresses; second stage has two lancets at the bottom
and one at the top which pierces the offset between the second
stage and the third, which is the bell stage with louvred
window with two lights over quatrefoils; cornice with
ballflower ornament and gargoyles to the corners; splay-footed
spire with two tiers of lucarnes; stair tower to first and
second stage in the north-west angle of the tower and nave.
West end has a central pointed-arched entrance flanked by two
tiny lancets, and framed by a plain moulding; west window of
four lights over quatrefoils with geometrical tracery.
The interior has a chancel flanked by organ chambers,
corbelled and multi-moulded chancel arch, galleried transepts
to north and south, four-bay nave with pointed arches and
corbelled vault-shafts, and an organ gallery at the west end.
The organ chambers on either side of the chancel, the north
and south transepts, the space under the organ gallery, and
most of the north aisle, have been partitioned off.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).

Listing NGR: TQ3080384149

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