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Latitude: 51.3823 / 51°22'56"N
Longitude: 0.5225 / 0°31'20"E
OS Eastings: 575632
OS Northings: 167820
OS Grid: TQ756678
Mapcode National: GBR PPW.6Y0
Mapcode Global: VHJLV.0JK6
Entry Name: Church of St John the Divine
Listing Date: 29 October 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1268218
English Heritage Legacy ID: 462120
Location: Medway, ME4
Electoral Ward/Division: River
Built-Up Area: Chatham
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Chatham St Mary and St John
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ7567NE RAILWAY STREET
762-1/4/29 (North West side)
29/10/52 Church of St John the Divine
Church. 1820-21 by Sir Robert Smirke, 1863 apse by GM Hills.
Rock-faced limestone ashlar and dressings and a hipped slate
PLAN: rectangular with recessed corners and a W tower.
EXTERIOR: projecting square apse has clasping paired
pilasters, entablature and pediment, with a moulded
round-arched window containing a Venetian window with 5 oculi
following the arch.
Plain plinth, plat band, first-floor sill and impost bands
carried over the windows, cornice and parapet; cambered heads
to ground floor and round-arched heads to first-floor windows,
blind windows each side of the apse.
8-bay N side, the W bay set back. 3-bay W end with the middle
set forward with a doorway with plain architrave and cornice
to a 2-leaf 6-panel door with flush panels; plain doorways to
outer bays, and round-arched upper windows, with a plain
square 2-stage tower with a clock to the lower one, and
round-arched louvred windows to the ashlar upper stage, with a
8-bay N side has a central porch with pilasters to an
entablature, and double panelled doors.
INTERIOR: not inspected but noted as having galleried sides
and end on fluted Doric columns and a moulded front, 2-centre
chancel arch on corbels, flanked by painted flat buttresses,
and a panelled ceiling. E window 1868 by Alexander Gibbs.
HISTORY: built as a Commissioners church.
(The Buildings of England: Newman J: West Kent and the Weald:
London: 1976-: 201; NMR: photograph: London).
Listing NGR: TQ7563267820
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