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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Greater London Authority
Bromley (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 35351 70417


The following building shall be added:

PENGE HIGH STREET TQ 37 SE 1/505 Church of St John The Evangelist GV II

Church. 1849 by John Nash and Edwin Nash of Bermondsey in early English style, with north and south aisles enlarged in 1861 and north and south transepts added, nave lengthened and new chancel added in 1866. Built of Kentish ragstone with Bath stone dressings and slate roof with alternate bands of plain and curved slates and ridge tiles. Nave with north and south aisles, chancel, transepts and south porch and north vestry. West tower with spire is 150 feet high. Lower in 3 stages with buttresses. Lower stage has trefoliated headed doorcases with corbel heads 2nd stage has lancet window and clock face. 3rd or bell stage has paired louvred lancets. Stone spire has lucarnes and cockerel weathervane. South aisle has gable with lancet, rose window underneath and 2 lancets below to west face. 3 traceried windows to south. South porch approached up a flight of 5 stone steps. Gable with saddlestone and quatrefoil light. Arched doorcase with colonnettes and corbels and elaborate double door with traceried design. Transept has large gable with trefoil window and 5 lancets with 1 arched window below. North aisle has quatrefoil with traceried window below to west front, 4 arched windows separated by buttresses to north front and transept has similar arrangement to south transept with trefoil window, 5 lancets but arched doorcase below. Lower chancel has lancet window and vestry built on to the north. Interior has nave with arcading on octagonal stone piers and wooden post of arched braced type. North aisle contains the King Edward VII window (the King was 29th in direct descent from Earl Harold Godmisson the 1st known Lord of Penge). It contains the figures of Temperance and Hope 'after' Burne Jones and was executed by William Morris and Co in 1910. Elaborate pulpit with figure of St John the Evangelist said to have been copied from St Bartholomew's Sydenham.

Listing NGR: TQ3535170417


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 02 Dec 2000
Reference: IOE01/01316/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Gamble. Source Historic England Archive
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