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    Shoreditch Church, London

Shoreditch Church

London, United Kingdom

Following the partial collapse of the tower of the Shoreditch Church (also called St. Leonard's) in 1716 the medieval church was rebuilt in Palladian style built by George Dance the Elder in 1736 — 1740, with a soaring 192‐foot‐tall steeple, an imitation of Christopher Wren's magnificent steeple on St Mary‐le‐Bow in Cheapside, and a giant four columned, pedimented Tuscan portico. Many original 18th century fixtures and fittings remain, including the font, the pulpit, the communion table, clock, organ case, bread cupboards and commandment boards. It was lit with gaslight in 1817, the first in London.


Shoreditch Church, Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JN London, United Kingdom, Google Maps

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