TQ3377 : St George's Church, Wells Way

taken 6 years ago, near to Camberwell, Southwark, Great Britain

St George's Church, Wells Way
St George's Church, Wells Way
St George’s Church was originally built in 1824 by a local architect Francis Octavius Bedford and was one of the ‘million pound’ churches paid for by a vote of Parliament, being part of the thanks for a grateful nation for deliverance from Napoleon. Bedford also built the 'Waterloo' churches at West Norwood and Waterloo, and St George's Church is almost a replica of St John's in Waterloo Road. By 1976 it had become deconsecrated and derelict and in the early 1980s a serious fire destroyed the interior leaving only the external walls and the tower standing. For many years it was a most depressing sight but it was restored for housing between 1992 and 1994, and St George’s Church Housing Co-operative now comprises 30 one bedroom flats built on three floors within the existing walls around a central courtyard.
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TQ3377, 248 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3305 7760 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.9029N 0:5.1204W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3305 7757
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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