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St Michael and All Angels, Gidea Park Havering

Summary

In 1928 St Michael's Mission Church was built here close to the new Romford Garden Suburb, which was developed between 1910 and 1930s on land once part of the former Gidea Park Estate. In 1931 it was decided to create a new parish of Gidea Park, prior to which the area had been within that of All Saints Squirrels Heath. The parish was established in 1933 and St Michael and All Angels was consecrated in 1938. The red brick building is set within grounds, and fronted by gardens. The Mission Church became the Bishop Chadwick Hall, one of a number of halls within the grounds.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Parish Church of Gidea Park

Site location:
Main Road, Gidea Park

Postcode:
RM2 5EA ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Churchyard

Date(s):
1933-8

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
Church is locally listed

Borough:
Havering

Site ownership:
Church

Site management:
Church

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:
Car park

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Gidea Park; Romford. Bus: Bus: 151, 174, 350, 351, 374, 565, 751, 752

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2006
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.church-stmichael.org

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ526899

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

Conservation Area name:
Gidea Park

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

St Michael's Mission Church was built in 1928 close to the new Romford Garden Suburb (q.v.) at Gidea Park, which had been built from 1910/11 - 1930s on land once part of the former Gidea Park Estate. Remnants of the C18th landscape remain within the garden suburb and adjacent parks. The new suburb was intended as ‘a model of good building and design for all the new suburbs growing up round London’. In 1931 it was decided to create a new parish of Gidea Park, prior to which the area had been within that of All Saints Squirrels Heath. The parish of St Michael's Gidea Park was established in 1933 and a new parish church was built, designed by Crowe and Careless architects, and consecrated by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford on 21 May 1938. It is a fine red brick building set within its own pleasant gardens, reached from a driveway off the Main Road. The Mission church became the Bishop Chadwick Hall, one of a number of halls within the church grounds.

Sources consulted:

St Michael & All Angels website

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