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1711 Walk

London's first Pop-Up Baroque Church Crawl

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1711 Walk at St John's Churchyard

Queen Anne gave Royal Assent to 'an Act for Building Fifty New Churches' on 12 June 1711.

Although only twelve were built lawyer Peter Dodge has devised a tercentenary walk for the actual anniversary on Sunday 12 June.

"London's first Pop-Up Baroque Church Crawl" links up the churches.

The most famous example is Christ Church Spitalfields by architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. It was completed just as his other church was rising in Bermondsey.

St John's Horsleydown, built between 1727 and 1733, was partly demolished due to World War II bombing but its grade II listed plinth remains with the London City Mission offices built on top in St John's Churchyard between Tooley Street and Druid Street.

The walk, which can be enjoyed at any time, takes in the remnant of St John's between St Nicholas Deptford and St Mary Woolnoth in the City.

The limited edition walk guide has the appearance of an 18th-century pamphlet with street names as they were in 1711. Copies (£2.75 plus p&p) are available from

Related website:

St John's Churchyard
175 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2AH
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