St John’s Church
St John’s Church information
This stone-spired 1787 church is ringed by columns and contains a small, portrait-draped room once used as an office by Warren Hastings, India’s first British governor-general (on the right as you enter). The graveyard is now partly a car park but retains contains two curious octagonal monuments. The mausoleum of Job Charnock celebrates Kolkata’s disputed ‘founder’. The 1902 Black Hole Memorial was moved here in 1940.