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St George's, Bloomsbury St George's, Bloomsbury

Plaque: St George's, Bloomsbury

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The Parish Church of St Georges Bloomsbury
Built 1720 - 30. Architect: Nicholas Hawksmoor (former pupil and assistant of Sir Christopher Wren).
The top of the tower is a reproduction of the tomb of Mausolus, erected at Halicarnassus in 353BC & is depicted in Hogarth's famous 'Gin Lane.'
The church is the scene of the 'Bloomsbury Christening' in Dickens' 'Sketches by Boz'.
Antony Trollope, the novelist, and Richard Benson founder of the Cowley Fathers were baptised and the parents of Sidney Smith, the wit, were married here.

Site: St George's, Bloomsbury (2 memorials)

WC1, Bloomsbury Way, St George's Church

Church designed by Hawksmoor. Their website has lots of interesting stuff but none of the pictures of the stunning tower on this Hawksmoor church does it justice.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St George's, Bloomsbury

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The Cowley Fathers

The Society of St. John the Evangelist, popularly known as the Cowley Fathers.

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Richard Benson

Founder of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, popularly known as the Cow...

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Charles Dickens

Born, son of John Dickens, at No.1 Mile End Terrace, Landport, Portsmouth (wh...

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Nicholas Hawksmoor

Baroque architect. Former pupil and assistant of Sir Christopher Wren. Never ...

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William Hogarth

Satirical artist and illustrator. Trained as an engraver, he depicted the uns...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
St George's, Bloomsbury

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King George I statue, WC1

The spire is an astonishing sight, one of our London favourites. It is a tall...

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