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Ordnance survey map of FORMER CHURCH OF ST LUKE
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Greater London Authority
Islington (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 32320 82421



TQ3282SW OLD STREET 635-1/75/674 (North side) 29/12/50 Former church of St Luke


Former Church of St Luke, now a ruin. 1727-33. The architect is disputed; the body of the church is possibly by John James, the west tower, spire and flanking staircase wings by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Brick faced with ashlar and stucco. Originally chancel, nave and aisles under a single roof, west tower with spire and flanking staircase wings. Of the chancel, nave and aisles only the outer walls remain. East end has a central Palladian window resting on a slightly projecting plinth; to either side there is a lower window, square with a plain architrave and double keystone, and an upper window, round-arched, also with plain architrave and double keystone. The north and south elevations have upper and lower windows of this kind to five bays, except that the easternmost bay on the north side has a single-storey stuccoed vestry (presumably), and the same bay on the south side has an entrance with architrave and floating cornice; dentil cornice overall. The staircase wings have entrances to their south and north sides respectively with architrave, floating cornice and oculus over, and a square window with plain architrave and double keystone and oculus over to their western sides; moulded eaves cornice. The tower has a west entrance at its base, round-arched with archivolt and keystone framed by pilasters carrying entablature with triglyph frieze, and oculus over; storey band; where it fronts the gable of the body of the church the tower has large oculi on three sides. The bellstage has round-arched openings; then one more oculus stage followed by the spire in the form of a fluted obelisk. The remaining interior consists of a domed vestibule under the tower and staircases in the side wings. (Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).

Listing NGR: TQ3232082421


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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: 28 Jan 2006
Reference: IOE01/14854/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Adam Watson. Source Historic England Archive
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