Old Church of St Mary, Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington N16 - Hackney

The old parish church of Stoke Newington dates from 1563. It was restored in 1827-29 by Charles Barry who raised the nave on a clerestory, added the spire, and the outer north aisle which was lost in WWII and not rebuilt; the exposed soft brick of the north wall is now weathering badly. In 2017 the south aisle roof was repaired with a grant from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund. Further repairs are needed internally and externally, and in particular to deal with structural movement, settlement at the west end of the north aisle, and dampness in the west end of the south aisle.

Old Church of St Mary, Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington N16 - Hackney
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: OLD CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1235419
  • Local Planning Authority: Hackney
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Old Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Stoke Newington Church Street
  • Postcode: N16
  • Locality: Stoke Newington
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Hackney
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hackney North and Stoke Newington
  • 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: 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