St John at Hackney Church, London

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#233 of 265 in Historic Sites in London
The Church of St John-at-Hackney is situated in the London Borough of Hackney. It was built in 1792, in an open field, north east of Hackney's medieval parish church, of which only St Augustine's Tower remains. Separated by the southern extension of Lower Clapton Road, it looks north to the late Georgian Clapton Square.
The Church of St John-at-Hackney was designed by James Spiller and built in 1792. At this time, Hackney Parish was the largest in Middlesex. The vast and classical style brick building, on a Greek Cross plan, can hold around 2,000 people.
The former churchyard is now a complex of gardens that was awarded Heritage Green Site status in 2008. The building is Grade II* listed and houses monuments dating from Tudor times - transferred from the former church - and other more recent memorials.
St Augustine's ChurchIt is possible that a church stood here, in this small but prosperous village north of the City of London, before the Norman Conquest, but no records survive of any building before 1275 and any prior church would have been a part of the parish of Stepney. From the 14th century the church was dedicated to Saint Augustine of Hippo until, after 1660, it was rededicated to Saint John the Baptist, later becoming more commonly known as St John-at-Hackney.
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  • Small park made from former church cemetery and garden. Remains of church form entrance but are closed to public. Park has lots of tombs , some with family history and centre of park has a delightful....  more »
  • Bought tickets to attend small concert by Robbie Williams at the Church. Can accommodate 1400 people very compact and intimate venue. If you get the chance to get tickets to any concert there...  more »
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  • Lovely memorial children's play park, with play equipment for under 7's, sometimes water play too.
  • There food is nice and very friendly people there

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