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St. Paul's Shadwell

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Identification

St. Paul's Shadwell
the Church of Sea Captains
252685

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • A church was originally built on the site in 1656 as the Chapel of Ease. In 1669, it was rebuilt as the Parish Church of Shadwell.
  • The current structure replaced the previous building in 1820. It was the last of 5 London churches built during the Restoration.
  • St. Paul's is also known as the Church of Sea Captains. Captain James Cook was an active parishioner, and his son was baptised here in 1763.
  • John Wesley, founder of the Wesleyan church, also used to preach here, while Jane Randolph, mother of the former US President Thomas Jefferson, was baptised here in 1720.

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Location

302 The Highway
302 The Highway
E1
Tower Hamlets
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

1820

Involved Companies

John Walters
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