Dalston Churches – WALK on Saturday 21 May 2011, 2pm
From The Hackney Society
An afternoon walk focusing on four Dalston churches. The ‘huge Teulonesque central tower’ of Ewan Christian’s Holy Trinity (1879) ‘broods over the sanctuary’ whilst the enormous St Mark’s (1866) by Chester Cheston Junior has been described as the ‘wildest piece of Rogue Gothic ever conceived’. Charles Reilly said of his St Barnabas (1910) which echoes the sublime spaces of Westminster Cathedral that it was ‘the building I should like to be remembered by’ whilst St Matthias (1853) is one of William Butterfield’s most powerful and original compositions.
Guide Fabian Watkinson The Victorian Society
Meet Outside Dalston Kingsland Station (London Overground North London Line)
CostFREE to members £5.00 non-membersTo book
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Another really good Hackney Society walk, my favourite church was St Barnabas Shacklewell Row which is one of Hackney’s more modern churches. It is completely hidden from the surrounding streets and isn’t a great looker on the outside, but it’s fantastic inside – go see if you get the chance!
St Barnabas wooden screen separating the chancel and nave – Photo by Traxcitement