Inventory Site Record

St Stephen's Church

St Stephen's Church (Southwark)

Brief Description

St Stephen's Church was built to serve the growing population in South Dulwich that developed following the establishment of the Crystal Palace on Sydenham Hill and the arrival of the railway. The ragstone church with its fine slate spire was built in 1867-8, designed by Charles Barry Jnr, the architect of Dulwich College. Surrounded by Dulwich Woods, the church has a neat garden with war memorial, lawns, shrub and flower beds with hedging to the road. Soon after it was completed, the painter Camille Pissarro painted the church in its woodland setting in 1870.

Practical Information
Site location:
College Road, South Dulwich
Postcode:
SE21 7HN
Type of site:
Churchyard
Borough:
Southwark
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Sydenham Hill

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.ststephensdulwich.org

Full Site Description

The French painter Camille Pissarro had come to England with his family to escape the Franco-Prussian War and settled in Lower Norwood in 1870, painting the local area including St Stephen's Church and Dulwich College.

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999; Southwark Listed Buildings data; Michael Goodman 'The story of St Stephen’s Church South Dulwich, a beacon in times of Peace and War' (2007)

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ336721
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
Church
Site management:
Church
Date(s):
1867-8
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: St Stephen's Church
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

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:
Dulwich Wood
Tree Preservation Order:
Not known
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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