All Hallows-by-the-Tower (London, UK)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 51° 30.561 W 000° 04.756
30U E 702674 N 5710513
Quick Description: A beautiful set of stained glass windows you can find in Romanesque-Gothic All Hallows-by-the-Tower church in London...
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/5/2014 4:19:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMM7HZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

A beautiful set of stained glass windows you can find in Romanesque-Gothic All Hallows-by-the-Tower church in London.

The stained glass windows are decorated mostly by coats of arms or symbols of peoples, guilds and military units which are connected with history of this beautiful medieval church. The majority of the windows was made after WWII, when the church was damaged during the Raid and original glasswork was destroyed.

All Hallows was first established in 675 AD by the ancient Saxon Barking Abbey and was for many years named after the abbey, as "All Hallows Barking". The church was built on the site of a former Roman structure, traces of which have been discovered in the crypt. The church was expanded and rebuilt several times between the 11-15th century. All Hallows' proximity to the Tower meant that it acquired royal connections, with Edward IV making it a royal chantry and the beheaded victims of Tower executions being sent for temporary burial at All Hallows. The church was badly damaged by a nearby explosion in 1649, which demolished its west tower, and only narrowly survived the Great Fire of London in 1666. In 1926 a Roman pavement and many artifacts were discovered many feet below the church. Restored in the late 19th century, All Hallows was gutted by the Blitz in World War II and required extensive reconstruction, only being rededicated in 1957.

Type of building where window is located: Church

All Hallows-by-the-Tower
Byward Street
London, United Kingdom

Admission Charge: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: daily

Hours of Operation: From: 8:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

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