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St. James Bermondsey

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Identification

St. James Bermondsey
St. James's Church, Bermondsey New Church
297070

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • The original design called for a tower and spire which proved too expensive. To generate funds for the aforementioned, a crypt was built to provide income for the construction.
  • The church's design is influenced by Greek temples.
  • The church was consecrated on 7th May, 1829 by the Bishop of Winchester, Dr. Sumner.
  • Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman described St. James as the finest church built by the Waterloo Churches Commissioners.
  • The peal of ten bells was cast from cannon captured from Napoleon's army at the Battle of Waterloo.
  • The church can accommodate a congregation of around 2,000.
  • The spire is a copy of that which tops Sir Christopher Wren's St. Stephen Walbrook.

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Location

Thurland Road
Thurland Road
SE1
Southwark
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

1827
1829

Involved Companies

James Savage

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