TQ3579 : St. Olav's Church and the southern entrance to Rotherhithe Tunnel

taken 5 years ago, near to Stepney, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

St. Olav's Church and the southern entrance to Rotherhithe Tunnel
St. Olav's Church and the southern entrance to Rotherhithe Tunnel, taken 5 years ago
Because much of the former Surrey Docks had strong trade links to Scandinavia and the Baltic region, Rotherhithe has a Norwegian, a Finnish TQ3579 : The Finnish Church, Albion Street, SE16 and a Swedish church. See LinkExternal link.

There has been a Norwegian church in London since the late 17th century. The current church building (St Olav's, designed by John Love Seaton Dahl), was consecrated in 1927; the foundation stone was laid the previous year by Prince Olav (later King Olav V of Norway). King Haakon VII and the Norwegian government in exile regularly worshipped at the church during World War II, when the church was given the status of a pro-cathedral. See LinkExternal link.

Photo also shows the location of TQ3579 : Rotherhithe Tunnel South Arch photographed by Patrick Mackie.
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Wednesday, 9 November, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 3 December, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 35163 79616 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.9598N 0:3.2495W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3504 7959
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