Hope Church (former Church of St Mary Magdalene) and attached railings, Holloway Road, Islington N7 - Islington

Closed Church of England church re-opened as Hope Church in 2013; built 1812-14 by William Wickings as the Chapel of Ease to St Mary's Islington. The church is built of London yellow stock bricks with Portland stone dressings. The east end tower has settled structurally against the aisles, and the north and south porches have settled and pulled away from the aisles. The west end and west porch have also settled. The crypt is at risk of flooding; underground water levels, currently controlled by permanent pumping, require investigation to achieve a sustainable solution to the settlement.

Hope Church (former Church of St Mary Magdalene) and attached railings, Holloway Road, Islington N7 - Islington
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1195637
    Local Planning Authority:
    Islington
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Hope Church (former Church of St Mary Magdalene) and attached railings
    Street Name:
    Holloway Road
    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