Building    From 1100  To 1941

St Dunstan in the East

Categories: Religion

A church was first built on the site in Saxon times. It was restored by St Dunstan in 950 AD. Badly damaged by the Great Fire, it was patched up and then a steeple by Wren was added in 1701. In 1817 it was rebuilt incorporating Wren's tower. The tower also survived the WW2 Blitz but not much else did. After the war it was decided not to rebuild the church. Instead the ruins have been turned into a charming public garden, opened in 1971.

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St Dunstan in the East

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St Dunstan in the East

The church of St Dunstan in the East stood on this site from ancient times. S...

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St Dunstans College

{In the spiral:} In 1466 the school attached to the church of St Dunstan in t...

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Thomas Doolittle, MA

Thomas Doolittle, MA

Born Kidderminster.  Died Monkwell Street.  Buried in Bunhill burial ground.

Person, Religion

1 memorial
Edith Martineau

Edith Martineau

Daughter of keen Unitarian Frederick Nettlefold and his wife Mary. Married Sydney Martineau (1863 – 1945, British Olympic fencer). From 1929 was the lay president of the General Assembly of Unitar...

Person, Politics & Administration, Religion

1 memorial
Philip Henry Gosse

Philip Henry Gosse

Zoologist.  Born Worcester.  1827 sailed to Newfoundland where his interest in entomology began.  He also travelled to Alabama and Jamaica studying the local natural sciences, returning to London i...

Person, Religion, Science, Canada, Jamaica, USA

1 memorial
Thomas Felton

Thomas Felton

Catholic lay priest and martyr. Son of John Felton, he was born in about 1567 at Bermondsey Abbey. He was sent to the English College, Rheims, and entered the order of Minims. Returning to England,...

Person, Religion, France

1 memorial
Sisterhood of the Holy Cross

Sisterhood of the Holy Cross

Also known as the Park Village Community, this was the first Anglican convent since the Reformation. It was founded in Park Village West. The sisterhood was financed by a committee of wealthy and p...

Group, Religion

1 memorial