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Latitude: 51.5137 / 51°30'49"N
Longitude: -0.0521 / 0°3'7"W
OS Eastings: 535259
OS Northings: 181213
OS Grid: TQ352812
Mapcode National: GBR J9.9J5
Mapcode Global: VHGR1.16SZ
Plus Code: 9C3XGW7X+F4
Entry Name: Church of St Mary and St Michael
Listing Date: 1 June 2001
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246141
English Heritage Legacy ID: 487566
Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E1
County: Tower Hamlets
Electoral Ward/Division: Shadwell
Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Mary Cable Street
Church of England Diocese: London
788/0/10140 COMMERCIAL ROAD
Church of St Mary and St Michael
Roman Catholic church. 1852-1856 by William Wardell (1823-1899). Kentish rag stone with Bath stone dressings; Welsh slate roof. Eleven bay nave with chancel, side aisles, and side chapel; tower with spire never built. Gothic Revival, Decorated style. Five-light traceried window to (liturgical) west end over arched door, set between buttresses capped with statues of St Mary and St Michael; statue-filled niche above. Cross finials to gable apexes. Three-light Decorated tracery windows to ends of side aisles. Large traceried window to Chancel. Interior not inspected but said to contain numerous fittings of interest. These include: original altar and reredos of 1856 by Boulton & Swales in the side chapel; stained glass by Hardman & Co. of 1856; high altar and reredos of 1911 by R.C. Curtis; alabaster communion rails; statue of St Patrick by Theodore Phyffers, c1856. History: when first built this was the largest Roman Catholic church in the capital. Wardell, its architect, was a pupil of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin: this church embodies the teachings of his master. The chancel was altered in 1898 by F.A. Walter and the church was reordered in 1992 by Gerald Goalen.
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