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St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Penge Bromley
Summary: From 1837 Penge only had a chapel and was part of the parish of Battersea. In 1848 local landowner John Dudin Brown, who was also a freeman of the Company of Watermen, donated a plot of land for a new church and St John the Evangelist was built and consecrated in 1850. The church is surrounded by a garden with mature trees on the perimeter.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Beckenham Road/High Street, Penge
Postcode: SE20 7EQ > Google Map
Type of site: Churchyard
Date(s): 1850
Listed structures:
Borough: Bromley
Site ownership: Church
Site management: Church
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail: Penge East, Kent House. London Overground: Penge West. Bus 194, 227, 352, 358. Tram in Beckenham Road
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/07/2008
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Fuller information:

St John the Evangelist Church was built to designs of Edwin Nash and J N Round; its gabled aisles were added in 1861 and the transepts in 1866. The Watermen's Company appointed its first vicar, the Revd Joseph Ridgeway and the church is located next to the Royal Waterman's and Lighterman's Almshouses, which John Dudin Brown was also instrumental in providing, now surviving as private housing and known as Waterman's Square (q.v.). The nearby almshouses of St John's Cottages (q.v.) were provided by John Dudin Brown's daughter and were also designed by Edwin Nash.

Sources consulted:

B Cherry & N Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England, London 2: South' (1983 reprint 1999) p.190; Ideal Homes: Suburbia in Focus website; History of St John the Evangelist Penge on church website
Grid ref: TQ353704
Size in hectares:
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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