What a smasher! As suburban non-conformity goes, Muswell Hill Baptist Church is much above average. It's surprisingly spacious and was designed by George Baines, who specialised in non-conformist chapels and churches.
The church was built in 1900-01 and is deservedly Grade II listed.
The wood-lined twin peaks of the roof are spectacular, and so too is the curved balcony. No wonder the hard-to-please Nikolaus Pevsner commends the church's 'good interior'.
There's a lot of attention to detail in the design, and the stained glass - while simple - still manages to catch the eye.
I popped in over the weekend when I noticed the 'Open House sign outside. I'm glad I did!
It has an octagonal tower with a twee little spire. And if you need some more encouragement to pop in, have a look at these:
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