St John’s Church

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St John’s Church information

Kolkata (Calcutta) , India
Address
Street KS Roy Rd
Telephone
+91 33 2243 6098
Prices
admission ₹20
Opening hours
8am-5pm
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Lonely Planet review

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.