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27 February 2012

Visit St George the Martyr

An impressive church standing on Borough High Street in Southwark, St George the Martyr can trace its history back to at least 1122, when it is mentioned in the annals of Bermondsey Priory.

We are told that the church, which stood on the important trade route to Dover, was a place at which important visitors were greeted, and it was here that the the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London came to greet Henry V on his return from Agincourt.

Though the current church did suffer some damage during the Second World War, it is still a faithful restoration of the design by John Price, consecrated in 1736, and is also notable for its Italianate ceiling, designed in 1897 by Basil Champneys.

For more, see http://www.stgeorge-themartyr.co.uk/

^Picture © Duncan~ used under Creative Commons^

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