Old London

Anne Willis zen16073 at fwoJ5pC2KkLxapTRX5gWx28rnUZN3drHHht3C_Go-PkKdLNSQGJILi2TgjyErGr9-l8Zy4Wrt-L7epls.yahoo.invalid
Sun Jul 30 12:13:52 BST 2006

I have just found a fascinating book on-line. Old and New London, published
in 1878.  Here's one quote and there's probably more of interest.


'St. George's Church, at the corner of the High Street, Borough, and of
Blackman Street, is dedicated to St. George the Martyr, the patron saint of
England. The original church, which stood here, belonged to the Priory of
Bermondsey; it was a very ancient edifice, and was dedicated to St. George
of Cappadocia. It is described in the "New View of London," published in
1708, as "a handsome building, the pillars, arches, and windows being of
Gothic design, and having a handsome window about the middle of the north
side of the church, whereon were painted the arms of the twenty-one
companies of London who contributed to the repair of this church in 1629,
with the names of the donors; the sums respectively given by them amounting
in all to £156 16s. 8d. This edifice was sixty-nine feet long to the
altar-rails, sixty feet wide, and thirty-five feet high. The tower, in which
were eight bells, was ninety-eight feet high.'

From: 'Southwark: High Street', Old and New London: Volume 6 (1878), pp.
57-75. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=45266 


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