Hawksmoor"s Christ Church Spitalfields
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Published by Architectural Design in London .
Written in English


  • Hawksmoor, Nicholas, -- 1661-1736,
  • Christ Church (Spitalfields, London, England),
  • Church architecture -- England -- London,
  • Spitalfields (London, England) -- Buildings, structures, etc

Book details:

Edition Notes

In: Architectural design; vol. 49, no. 7 (1979)

Other titlesArchitectural design (London, England : 1971)
Statementedited for the Friends of Christ Church Spitalfields by Colin Amery, John Martin Robinson and Gavin Stamp
SeriesA.D. profile -- 22, AD profiles -- 22
ContributionsAmery, Colin, Robinson, John Martin, Stamp, Gavin
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14436218M

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  Like Christ Church Spitalfields, St. George's will host music events, and the crypt has been transformed. Formerly a corridor with walled-up chambers of bodies either side, it is now an open space that will house an unspecified long-term tenant and a permanent exhibition on Hawksmoor and : Widow's Son.   Reserve a table at Hawksmoor Spitalfields, London on Tripadvisor: See 1, unbiased reviews of Hawksmoor Spitalfields, rated of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked # of 22, restaurants in London/5(K). Yet he designed six major east London churches, including St Mary Woolnoth, St Anne’s Limehouse and Christ Church Spitalfields, as well as All Souls, Oxford, and the towers of Westminster Abbey.   Paul Mellon's final, great posthumous gift to Britain - a donation of £ million has helped to restore St George's, Bloomsbury, one of Nicholas Hawksmoor's six .