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Church of St John

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hackney, Hackney

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Latitude: 51.5491 / 51°32'56"N

Longitude: -0.0533 / 0°3'11"W

OS Eastings: 535077

OS Northings: 185151

OS Grid: TQ350851

Mapcode National: GBR J7.385

Mapcode Global: VHGQV.1B69

Plus Code: 9C3XGWXW+JM

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 24 April 1951

Last Amended: 4 February 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424428

Location: Homerton, Hackney, London, E5

County: Hackney

Electoral Ward/Division: Hackney Central

Built-Up Area: Hackney

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John at Hackney

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

(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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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