TQ3871 : St John the Baptist, Catford: Lady Chapel

taken 3 years ago, near to Catford, Lewisham, Great Britain

St John the Baptist, Catford: Lady Chapel
St John the Baptist, Catford: Lady Chapel
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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Sunday, 31 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 16 September, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3835 7180 [10m precision]
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