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Church of St George in the East

A Grade I Listed Building in Shadwell, Tower Hamlets

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Latitude: 51.51 / 51°30'36"N

Longitude: -0.0597 / 0°3'34"W

OS Eastings: 534745

OS Northings: 180797

OS Grid: TQ347807

Mapcode National: GBR ZD.QV

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.X99R

Entry Name: Church of St George in the East

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357779

English Heritage Legacy ID: 205831

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 George-in-the-East

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

(East Side)
29.12.1950 IN THE EAST


1729. Architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. White ashlar masonry. Tall western lantern tower approached by steps. Main body of church with round arched windows and apsidal east end. Crypt now cleared and forms large hall. Pepperpot corner turrets. Interior of church was gutted during World War II and a smaller church reconstructed within the outer walls leaving a small courtyard with
flats leading from it inside the former west end of the church. The present
west end is formed by a glass screen.

The lantern tower of St George in the East is a prominent feature in this part of Stepney. The church with its associated rectory, walls, gates, railings and memorials forms a group around St George's Gardens: its former churchyard.


Listing NGR: TQ3474580797

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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