Church of St James and attached railings, Clerkenwell Close, Islington EC1 - Islington

The church was built by architect James Carr between 1788 and 1792 for a Methodist congregation; this was re-ordered in 1882 by Reginald Blomfield for a Church of England congregation when the altar was reset to the east and the galleries cut back. The steeple was rebuilt in 1849, and in 1900 the vaulted crypt was deepened and supported on an iron structure. The nave parapet gutters and the glove-box roofs have recently been repaired, funded by the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund. There are cracks on the west front, decayed iron windows, and repairs needed to the steeple.

Church of St James and attached railings, Clerkenwell Close, Islington EC1 - Islington
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST JAMES AND ATTACHED RAILINGS
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1207786
    Local Planning Authority:
    Islington
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St James and attached railings
    Street Name:
    Clerkenwell Close
    Locality:
    Islington
    County:
    Greater London
    District / Borough:
    Islington
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Islington South and Finsbury
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA