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Christ Church Kennington (former)

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Identification

Christ Church Kennington (former)
Lincoln Tower, Christ Church and Upton Chapel
208581

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Facts

  • Christ Church was the birthplace of both the Bible Society and the Shaftesbury Society. It also played a key role in the abolition of slavery both in Britain and the United States, and has close American ties; the spire is in-laid with stars and stripes in honour of President Lincoln.
  • Only the tower and spire of the fine Victorian church, designed by Paul & Bickerdike, survive. A new church was built on an adjoining site in 1958-60.
  • The church cost £60,000 to build and was funded mainly by donations from the United States.
  • Christ Church was officially opened on July 4th 1876 to commemorate the centenary of the American declaration of independence.

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Location

1A Kennington Road
1A Kennington Road
SE1
Lambeth
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

200.13 ft
200.13 ft
1873
1876
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