Category:  Architecture Photography | Posted: January 20, 2019

Famous church in the East End.

Saint Mary's.

by Mr Jones

Historic Building (s) Contest Entry 
Saint Mary's Church, E1, London. I had a job cloning out some modern drapes (with adverts) on the pillars. The pub next door, is the famous 'Ten Bells', named after the number of bells in this church. History:- 'For more than 600 years a Christian church stood on the site of Adler Street, White Church Lane and Whitechapel High Street, London E1. On 26 August 1880, the new church, which had been opened little more than three years before, was devastated by a fire which left only its tower, vestry and church rooms intact. It was rebuilt and opened once more on 1 December 1882, this time with a capacity for 1600 worshippers and including an external pulpit for sermons, some of which were given in Yiddish.[1] During The Blitz, on 29 December 1940, an enemy fire raid destroyed the church. It was left in disrepair until it was finally demolished in 1952. The site of the church became St Mary's Gardens in 1966; it is now a public park called Altab Ali Park; an outline of the footprint of the church is all that remains of it. Among those buried on the site are the mutineer Richard Parker, the hangman Richard Brandon, the philanthropist Sir John Cass,[2] and "Sir" Jeffrey Dunstan, the "Mayor of Garratt". The clockmaker Ahasuerus Fromanteel was buried at the church in 1693.'


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