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St Nicholas Church - Deptford Green, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 28.906 W 000° 01.383
30U E 706699 N 5707604
Quick Description: This oval-shaped, green plaque is attached to a wall bounding St Nicholas churchyard. It is on the east side of Deptford Green and is mounted on a brick wall that is close north of the Deptford Green entrance.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/24/2014 2:38:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMMHPT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:

The plaque, erected by the Greenwich and Deptford History Trail, tells us:

Greenwich and Deptford

St Nicholas Church Deptford
The ancient parish church of
Deptford. A church has stood on
this site since at least the
12th century.

History Trail

The London Footprints website tells us about the church of St Nicholas:

This is the original parish church of Deptford, entered by skull & crossbone-topped gate piers with a charnel house to the right. The ragstone tower is possibly 14th century although the top was replaced after a storm in 1901. The church was rebuilt in red brick in 1697 by C Stanton and following bomb damage was restored by T F Ford & Partners in 1958. There is a carved reredos and a panel depicting ‘Ezekiel in the Valley of Dry Bones’ (formerly on the charnel house) which may be the work of Grinling Gibbons.

There are memorials to a number of famous Deptford People:

  • Christopher Marlowe – a modern memorial on the west wall
  • Sir Richard Hughes, Admiral of the White – memorial on west wall
  • Richard & Mary, children of John Evelyn – memorial on west wall
  • Captain Edward Fenton – memorial on east wall
  • Peter Pett – memorial on north wall
  • The Shish family have a memorial on the south wall. Jonas was master shipwright to Charles II at Deptford & Woolwich. Two sons followed him in this appointment, John at Deptford and Thomas at Woolwich.

The church has display panels and other material relating to Deptford’s history and is well worth a visit.

Blue Plaque managing agency: Greenwich and Deptford History Trail

Individual Recognized: St Nicholas Church

Physical Address:
Deptford Green
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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