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St John the Baptist Church Hounslow

Summary

St John the Baptist Church was built in 1856, when Isleworth's growing population had outgrown the parish church of All Saints. The site and the sum of £2,000 were donated by the Duke of Northumberland, the balance raised by local benefactors such as the Glossop and Farnell families. The adjacent day school, vicarage and almshouses were built at the behest of the brewer John Farnell, the school of 1858 now converted for private residence. The church is surrounded by a simple garden, with a number of trees.

Basic Details

Site location:
St John's Road, Isleworth

Postcode:
TW7 6NY ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Churchyard

Date(s):
1856

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: St John the Baptist Church

Borough:
Hounslow

Site ownership:
Church of England

Site management:
St John the Baptist Church

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Isleworth. Bus: H37, 117.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/01/2018
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. http://stjohnsisleworth.org.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ155761 (515569,176171)

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:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Area of Special

Other LA designation:
None

St John the Baptist Church

St John the Baptist Church, May 2017. Photograph Sally Williams

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Fuller information

In the 1840s the rapidly expanding population of Isleworth was causing overcrowding in the parish church of All Saints (q.v.), as a result of which the Vicar Henry Glossop formed a Committee of Gentlemen in 1846 in order to resolve the situation. The Duke of Northumberland donated the site on St John’s Road as well as £2,000 towards the cost of construction, with the balance largely raised from the Glossop and Farnell families, the latter owners of the nearby Isleworth Brewery. John Farnell paid for the east window and also for the vicarage, day school and Farnell's Almshouses (q.v.). St John the Baptist church was designed by architect John Deason, in Early English style.

Sources consulted:

A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3, Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Heston and Isleworth, Twickenham, Cowley, Cranford, West Drayton, Greenford, Hanwell, Harefield and Harlington (Victoria County History, London, 1962); Church website: http://stjohnsisleworth.org.uk

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