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St Antholin's Church Spire on the Round Hill Housing Estate

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Photographer: © Alan Whitehead (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(19th February 2021)
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St Antholin's Church Spire on the Round Hill Housing Estate

In 1829 the spire of St Antholin's church in the City of London was removed, but there is disagreement as to the reason. Robert Harrild had a very successful business nearby and recognised that the spire was unique of its time, being designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built from stone when all others were timber framed and clad with tiles or lead. So he bought the spire and had it moved to his large estate in Forrest Hill, to be preserved. The huge gardens in which the spire stood were subsequently developed for housing, etc, but the spire remains, displayed in the somewhat incongruous setting.

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