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
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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


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene
  • Street Name: Munster Square
  • Postcode: NW1
  • Locality: Camden Town
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Camden
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Holborn and St. Pancras
  • Region: London

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