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Statutory Address:

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

Greater London Authority
Islington (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 32693 84798



TQ3284NE ST PAUL'S ROAD 635-1/48/822 (South side) 20/09/54 St Paul's Church


Church. 1826-28 by Sir Charles Barry. Grey brick with stone dressings, roofs of slate. Perpendicular in style, with east tower, flanked by vestries, nave and aisles. The tower is in three stages, with an arched entrance in the east side, elaborately moulded and chamfered, leading to a vaulted tower hall, and a three-light window over; clock in the second stage, bell-chamber in the third, and embattled parapet; angle buttresses with offsets terminating in pinnacles. The aisles and nave read as five bays with two-light windows between offset buttreses, the nave extending slightly westwards beyond the aisles; parapets to both. The gabled west end has an arched door under a tall three-light window with reticulated tracery, the upper lights having ogee heads. Angle buttresses terminating in pinnacles, parapeted gable. Single-storey vestries at the east end, flanking the tower, have canted ends with lights in all three facets, obscured at the time of inspection by boards INTERIOR: . At the ritual east end the tower is open in its middle stage; below this a seven-bay blind arcade with crocketed gables and balustrade forms a reredos; the open stage has a vaulted roof framed by a four-centred arch; a little forward of this is a higher four-centred arch with triple wave-moulding flanking the shallow chancel. Encaustic tiling to the chancel floor, and extending into the nave beyond the first bay. Five-bay arcade to the nave with compound piers, an inner order, and pointed arches; galleries in the north and south aisles with panelled fronts, carried over the ritual west end on two pairs of cast-iron columns. Three four-centred arches to west end leading to entrance porch; panelled roof to nave of shallow pitch supported on arched braces, and similar roofs to aisles. The roof of the north aisle, and much of the plasterwork and decoration in the church had been removed for refurbishment when this description was made.

Listing NGR: TQ3269384798


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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: 19 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/02801/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Peter Fuller. Source Historic England Archive
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