St Dunstan in the East : Tranquility


St Dunstan in the East

St Dunstan in the East

The Church of St Dunstan, is in the heart of the City of London with all its tall skyscrapers, and was originally built around 1100.   It is a Grade I listed building.  A new south aisle was added in 1391 and was repaired in 1631. It was severely damaged in 1666 by the Great Fire of London, which started very close to the church. A steeple and tower was added in 1695-1701 by Sir Christopher Wren.

The Church was again severely damaged in the Blitz of 1941 but Wren’s tower and steeple survived the bombing. During the re-organisation of the Anglican Church after World War II it was decided not to rebuild St Dunstan’s.

In 1967 the City of London decided to turn the remains into a public garden, which opened in 1970, and it has plants and benches, and a fountain, and is truly a haven for a break from stressful city life, even if only for half an hour.

Here are some more photos of the garden

 

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. restlessjo
    Oct 31, 2016 @ 19:56:02

    So many lovely old churches 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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