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St. Giles-in-the-Fields

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Identification

St. Giles-in-the-Fields
St. Giles' Church
253801

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • A church has stood on this site since 1101 and was originally a leper hospital founded by Matilda, Queen of Henry I; it was dissolved in 1539, its former chapel becoming the parish church in 1547.
  • Prior to the current church a Gothic brick building occupied the site which dated from 1630; this was demolished due to damp probably caused by the surrounding burial sites of Plague victims.
  • The church is built in the Palladian style.
  • Contained within is a Schmidt organ dating from 1671 whilst the pulpit dates from 1675.
  • St. Giles was the last church along the route to Tyburn (now Marble Arch) where felons were hanged.
  • The church underwent minor alterations by Sir Arthur Blomfield and William Butterfield in 1875 and 1896.
  • The church glass was damaged by bombs during World War II.
  • St. Giles was restored in 1952-1953.
  • The church is Grade I Listed.

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Location

60 St. Giles High Street
60 St. Giles High Street
WC2
Camden
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

160.99 ft
160.99 ft
1730
1734
1896

Involved Companies

Henry Flitcroft
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