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
  • Postcode: N7
  • Locality: Islington
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Islington
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Islington South and Finsbury
  • Region: London

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

Contact Details

Ian Harper 020 7973 3786

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England