TQ3871 : West front of St John's church

taken 7 years ago, near to Catford, Lewisham, Great Britain

West front of St John's church
West front of St John's church
This is the opposite end of the Anglican parish church of St John the Baptist on Bromley Road. See TQ3871 : St John's church, Beachborough Road for the other end.
Church of St John the Baptist, Catford
This Anglican church, now one of three in the Catford and Downham Team Ministry, was built in 1926-7 to the designs of Sir Charles Nicholson (one of several churches that he designed for this rapidly expanding part of London, the next nearest being St Dunstan's in Bellingham). It would have been even bigger than it is if Nicholson's plans had been completed, as two further bays were intended for the West end which still consists of the temporary wall erected in the 1920s. The space thus left vacant is now a garden.

The building is listed grade 2 (listed building number 203232). The reasons for listing are given as being "an impressive, late Gothic revival building by a leading early C20 church architect" and the tomb of the Forster family inside. John Forster founded the original proprietary chapel, now the hall, alongside this church; his descendant Lord Forster laid the foundation stone of the church on 17 July 1926.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 March, 2011
Geographical Context
Community life 
Architect (from Tags)
Charles Nicholson 
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3833 7178 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.6890N 0:0.6975W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3830 7178
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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