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Swedish Church - E1 Swedish Church - E1

Memorial: Swedish Church - E1

Erection date: 18/6/1960

Inscription

{On the east face:}
Erected to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Swedish Congregation in London 18th June 1960.

{On the north face - the pictured plants, with text:}
Rosa inter Spinas {Latin for: A rose among the thorns}

{On the west face:}
Here stood Ulrica Eleonora the first Swedish Church in London, 1728 - 1911

{On the south face - an engraved image of the church}

{On a plaque at the ground:}
Restored in 1997 jointly by the Swedish community in London and London Borough of Tower Hamlets

This typeface, which you can see in the photo of the church interior, was salvaged from the church when it was demolished.

Site: Swedish Church - E1 (3 memorials)

E1, The Highway, Swedenborg Gardens

When the church was here the address was Prince's Square. Our pin is positioned on the font, the boards around the trees are to the west of that. See Spitalfields Life for some evocative photographs of the run-down elegance that this area used to possess. When the church was demolished the LCC took over ownership and the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association laid it out as a garden. The Blitz then did its worst and then modern housing estate design came along.

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Swedish Church - E1

Information Subjects commemorated

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Swedish Church - E1

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