St. Paul, Deptford

I had wanted to visit St. Paul, Deptford again, one of Archer’s major churches, but no hope. Not only was the church shut, but the whole churchyard, so one could not get close enough to admire its Roman baroque detailing. Archer, unlike Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor, had after all spent time in Italy. But it could only be seen from afar:-


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  1. Lloyd Adalist says:

    I tried twice to visit, once in the late 90s and again in the early 00s – to no avail. Letters and emails unanswered, no caretaker in evidence upon arrival. Sad – this visitor from the US Pacific Northwest would have loved to have seen the interior.

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