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“Black Hole of Kolkata Memorial”
Review of St. John's Church

St. John's Church
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

St. John's Anglican Church looks like St. Martins in the Fields in London. It is a very peaceful place with a quiet graveyard in which you can find the memorial to those who died in the Black Hole of Kolkata and the tomb of Lord Brabourne amongst others. The interior is wonderful with some great stained glass windows and classic paintings.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

beautful church ,with lovely Calcutta School of Music performances-what more can one ask for! trylu an experience to relish and remember.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

The church on first glance will remind you of St. Martin in the Fields at Trafalgar Square, London (even though they are different in style). However, it the distinct architecture of the portico which adds the charm.

Things to look for : Johann Zoffany's Last Supper, Job Charnock's Mausoleum (in the far NW corner of the compund in an apparently separate section), the Rohilla War monument just NW of the church, Charlotte Canning, Countess Canning Memorial in the northern perimeter of the church (look past the windows next to the Last Supper) and the Black Hole Monument.

I believe it has a nominal entry fee.

Thank Sumit D
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Another must visit, a building that played a key part in both Calcutta's and wider India's future. Head there with a a guide or a (very) good book to make it all come to life.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

It's well worth the walk to this Greek Revival building set in a peaceful garden. The memorial tablets tell many stories about the British people who served in India during the Raj.

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