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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1379098



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Camden

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Jun-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 478464

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TQ2885SW VICARS ROAD 798-1/41/1670 (South side) 10/06/54 Church of St Martin


Church. 1864-6. By EB Lamb for JD Allcroft; later chapel at north-west corner after 1915 by his son EB Lamb junior. Kentish ragstone rubble with fine dressings. Tiled gabled roofs with fishscale diaper patterns. EXTERIOR: west part of nave 3 bays, aisleless, then 3 aisled bays with the transept cutting into the nave and as high as this, and with the other bays of the aisle treated as angle chapels; polygonal apse narrower than the almost polygonal south transept. Tall, 3 stage north tower (originally with corner pinnacles) close to west end with attached, even taller stair turret. Unusual modified Gothic design with eclectic and original details. Imaginative Perpendicular windows with eccentric cusping and heavy transoms, called "Tudor" by Nikolaus Pevsner. To north of apse and on south side near east end, small towers with broach spires. INTERIOR: with elaborate carved hammerbeam roof throughout resting on shafts which do not go down to the ground but start from Cistercian-like brackets attached to each side of the large square piers which stand between nave and aisles. Lamb's choir stalls and pews, altar rails with pierced decoration, font with cover and pulpit remain. Massive organ in south choir aisle. Royal arms over south porch inside. Initials of JBA (outside) and EBL (within). Vestry fully panelled. Stained glass at east end contemporary with the church, as is the mosaic spandrel decoration in the chancel. Mosaic floors. Stained glass in nave dated 1905 and 1907: St Cecilia in memory of Harriet Puzey, organist, one by Morris and Co. Heraldic glass in transepts post-1945. Transept also has commandment boards. Memorial to John Derby Allcroft 1821-93. HISTORICAL NOTE: Allcroft was a wealthy glove manufacturer and strong Evangelical who paid for several churches. (Survey of London: Vol. XXIV, King's Cross Neighbourhood, St Pancras IV: London: -1952: 144).

Listing NGR: TQ2816285282

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in Survey of London - Kings Cross neighbourhood The Parish of St Pancras Part 4: Volume 24 , (1951), 144

National Grid Reference: TQ 28162 85282


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