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.'. church OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 25th January 2011 in london-history | church, iron-bells, secret-london
...ep on the church steps; many would later watch the hanging from outside the church. At times, when the crowd of spectators stampeded, the dead or injured would be brought inside.There was once an underground tunnel, which let from the church to the condemned cell at Newgate Prison. Although this is now bricked up, its entrance in the church can still be seen. From 1605, on the night before an execution, a priest, taking a hand-bell with him, would visit the condemned prisoners. The priest would ring the bell 12 times and chant:      " All you that in the condemned hole do lie,      Prepare you for tomorrow you shall d...

.'. St Dunstan-in-the-East .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 6th May 2011 in london-history | church, demolished-buildings, gardens, iron-work, listed-buildings
...++ To my Friend Martina Mihalciakova Melkonian ++The original church was built around 1100 in the gothic style, but was severely damaged in the Great Fire of London. Rather than being completely rebuilt, the damaged church was patched up and a steeple, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, added. This was unusual in that Wren designed it in the gothic style to match the old church. There is a story that during a storm someone once hurried to tell Wren that all of his steeples had been damaged. 'Not St. Dunstan's,' he replied confidently. However, by the early 19th century the church was in a very poor state and was rebuilt by David Laing, with assistance by...

.'. Christ church Greyfriars .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 22nd January 2011 in london-history | demolished-buildings, gardens, horror-stories, listed-buildings, queens-kings, secret-london
...The first church on this site was built for Franciscan Friars (Grey Friars) in the 13th Century.After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the church was renamed Christ church.Destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666, the church was rebuilt by Christopher Wren. Unfortunately, it was then left in ruins by bombing in World War II. Today, only the steeple remains. There is a rose garden among the ruins.All seems tranquil and peaceful - but beware, as many restless ghosts are said to frequent this churchyard.The most infamous ghosts to have been seen haunting this area, are said to be those of two beautiful murderesses, who are buried here at Greyfriar...

.'. All Hallows Tower .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 23rd April 2011 in london-history | burial-site, church, listed-buildings
...The Tower of All Hallows Staining, dated c1320, is believed to be part of the second church on this side.The second church survived the Great Fire of 1666, althought the adjacent Clothworkers' Hall was razed to the ground. In 1671 the church collapsed owing, it is thought, to weaking of the foundations caused by the large number of burials in the adjoining churchyard.Rebuilt in 1674, it was finally pulled down in 1870 on the amalgamation of the Parish of All Hallows with the Parish of St Olave, Hart Street.Between 1948 and 1954 the Tower formed the chanel of a pre-fabricated church, known as St. Olave, Mark Lane, substituing for St.Olave, Hart Street which had b...

.'. Our Lady Star of the Sea .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 26th May 2011 in london-history | church
...First built in 1793 for Catholic seamen at the nearby Royal Hospital, the church was later rebuilt in 1851 by Willian Wilkinson Wardell, with interior designs by Augustus Pugin.The congregation was largely Irish-born, but also included sailors from Portugal, the Cape Verde islands, and as far away as Brazil and India.Greenwich is a place that has a long and almost insuperable history with maritime affairs, ships and the sea. This church, on the hill, overlooks the wide expanses of the River Thames and the Royal Naval College below. For generations the congregation of this small and ancient church has been made up of citizens of Greenwich who...

.'. Operating Theatre .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 3rd February 2012 in london-history | church, hospitals, secret-london
...I found this place while walking around Southwark few years back. As I love old churchs and while passing by St. Thomas church I decided to go in and have a look, for my surprise inside of the church I found at the top of a very old wooden spiral staircase with uneven steps the Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret. The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret is a museum of surgical history and one of the oldest surviving operating theatres. It is located in the garret (habitable attic) of St Thomas's church, Southwark, on the original site of the old St Thomas' Hospital.St Thomas church was build at end of the 17th century and it says that the ga...
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