The Clapton Square Conservation Area, Hackney, was designated in 1969 and extended in 1991 & 2000. It is protected by Acts of Parliament as a London
Square.It is dominated by the Church of St John-at-Hackney
built in 1792-97, and St John’s Gardens. Its made up of listed late Georgian terraces on Clapton Square. More of these terraces can be found on the south side of Sutton Place
(once home to Colin Firth) and pairs of early mid-nineteenth century houses to the north.
Clapton Square has a charming village feel, and five-storey houses with their original leaded fanlights above the doors, pilasters and roof cornicing. Their sash windows, ornamental cast-iron balconies, six panelled doors, columns and porches make them easily as impressive as any Grade II listed Georgian property in smarter south-west London, and many have stunning views of the church.There are significant historic buildings around Clapton Square, ranging from the medieval St Augustine's
Tower Hackney the Tudor period Sutton
House, the neo-classical Church of St John-at-Hackney, and the High Victorian Round Chapel all of them listed buildings and significant local landmarks.