Church of St Mary, Upper Street, Islington N1 - Islington

This is the fourth church on this site, having been rebuilt in 1955-56 by Seely and White to replace the 1751 church destroyed in the Blitz, which had replaced a C14 medieval church built on the site of a Norman church. Construction, as with the C18 church, is in brick with stone quoins and dressings. The neoclassical tower survived, along with the 1902 portico by R Blomfield. The portico has settled and the congregation is actively exploring options for funding.

Church of St Mary, Upper Street, Islington N1 - Islington
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1195776
  • Local Planning Authority: Islington
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Upper Street
  • Postcode: N1
  • 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