Church of St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, Camden Town NW1 - Camden

The church, designed by RC Carpenter and completed in 1852, was described in the Ecclesiologist as the 'most artistically correct new church in London'. Even so, it was altered in 1866-67, and in 1883-84 the north aisle and crypt were added. Built of ragstone with Welsh slate roofs on Baltic fir collar-braced trusses. The interior is richly decorated with marbles and frescoes. The condition of the frescoes is deteriorating as a result of damp caused by leaks in the roof and defective rainwater goods. Externally there is localised decay to the stonework.

Church of St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, Camden Town NW1 - Camden
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1113157
    Local Planning Authority:
    Camden
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Mary Magdalene
    Street Name:
    Munster Square
    Locality:
    Camden Town
    County:
    Greater London
    District / Borough:
    Camden
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Holborn and St. Pancras
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA