St Pancras Old Church

 

St Pancras Old Church is thought to be the oldest church within the Diocese of London and outside the City's ancient walls. There is evidence to suggest the site has been in use as a place of worship since the 4th century. And the present altar stone, discovered during restoration works in the mid-nineteenth century, indicates that parts of the building may date from the sixth or seventh century, although the first written account of the church dates from the twelfth century. Its present character is defined by its Neo-Norman style, applied in the mid and late 19th century as a result of works undertaken by AD Gough, and then AW Blomfield. 

Urgent structural repairs are required at the junction between the south wall of the Chancel and the south wall of the Nave, where there has been recent and progressive movement both internally and externally. The church has been affected by structural issues since at least the 19th century, possibly longer. The works include the dismantling of external stonework, installation of helical steel bars to tie parts of the wall together, the re-building and re-pointing of stonework, and the repair of rainwater goods.

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