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St Alban's Churchyard Barnet

Summary

St Alban and St Michael's Church is an imposing brick building, planned in 1925 but not built until 1932-33, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in free Gothic style. The church hall to the south was built as the first church here in 1909 by Herbert Wills. Golders Green developed rapidly after the Northern Line was extended and the station opened here in 1907, with the line reaching Edgware in 1924; the North Circular Road and Hendon Way were constructed in the 1920s. The church is set within a pleasant garden with lawns, trees and shrubs. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was Curate at St Alban's in the 1960s.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Golders Green Parish Church; St Alban the Martyr with St Michael and St Barnabas

Site location:
North End Road/West Heath Drive

Postcode:
NW11 7RA ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Churchyard

Date(s):
1925-33

Designer(s):
Sir Giles G Scott

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Barnet

Site ownership:
Diocese of London

Site management:
Church

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Golders Green (Northern)

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2008
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.stalbanschurch.co.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ253873 (525343,187343)

Size in hectares:

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
Yes

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:

Other LA designation:
None

St Alban's Churchyard

St Alban and St Michael's Church, June 2008. Photo: S Williams

Click photo to enlarge.

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 4: North (Penguin, 1998) p133/4

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