St. Paul, Deptford (2)

The Rector of St. Paul’s, Deptford mentioned that there used to be Rectory to the south of the church, also designed by Thomas Archer, but not any more. I looked it up. It was the most astonishing building – more mannered and idiosyncratic in its design than the church itself, its grand entrance flanked by octagonal rooms and with a curiously elaborate look-out on the roof. It was demolished in the 1880s:-

1730 St Paul, Deptford by Thomas Archer completed. St Paul's church was one  of 50 new churches proposed for London in 1… | Saint paul, London places,  The great fire

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