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St Mary, Church Lane, Walthamstow

The parish church is in the heart of the Walthamstow conservation area. It is a medieval church refaced in 1817-18 by Charles Bacon. The church was re-ordered and a new extension was built reopening in 2023. The church has a huge collection of memorials, the largest of which are no longer enclosed in railings. A few images of the church prior to these changes are at the end of this entry.


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St Mary, High Road, South Woodford

From the street, one sees the east end of a church which was added in 1888-89 by W.O. Milne to a church by Charles Bacon from 1817. However, a fire in 1969 reduced the church to the tower and a shell. It was rebuilt in 1971-72 to designs by John Phillips to produce a wide, open space with a side chapel next to the former east end. Many monuments from the previous church (and its predecessor) survived the fire and are mounted around the walls.

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