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Church of St George in the East, Tower Hamlets

Description: Church of St George in the East

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 December 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 205831

OS Grid Reference: TQ3474580797
OS Grid Coordinates: 534745, 180797
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5100, -0.0597

Location: The Hwy, Poplar, Greater London E1W 2 E1 0BH

Locality: Tower Hamlets
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E1 0BH

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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 a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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