St. Pancras Old Church
The church has stood here through good times and bad: it was ruinous in the 13th Century, rebuilt in the 14th Century, half abandoned in the 16th Century, restored in the 17th Century and again substantially rebuilt in the mid 19th Century, when the 13th Century West Tower was dismantled (see illustration) and the new bell tower added.
During the Civil War the church was used as a barracks and stable for Cromwell's troops. Before the troops arrived, the Church's treasures were buried for their protection and then lost, only to be rediscovered during restoration work in the early 19th Century. A 6th Century altar stone was among the items discovered. Legend has it that the stone belonged to St. Augustine of Canterbury. Little remains of the original medieval church, but in the north wall of the Nave there is an exposed section of Norman masonry.
St. Pancras Old Church continues to function as the Anglican Parish Church for this part of London. Mass times are advertised on the notice board.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Dickens (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); George Padmore (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Father Basil Jellicoe (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Mary Wollstonecraft (approx. half a kilometer away); The Last Goon Show (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Burma Railway Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Paul Nash (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
Also see . . . St Pancras Old Church (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 14, 2018.)
Additional keywords. Camden Town
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.