St Dunstan-in-the-East

St Dunstan-in-the-East is a romantic ruined church built on St Dunstan’s Hill in the City of London. The original church dates back to the Norman period around 1100 AD, with an aisle added in the late 14th century. During the Great Fire of London the church was severely damaged but survived being demolished. Instead it […]

St Dunstan-in-the-East is a romantic ruined church built on St Dunstan’s Hill in the City of London.

The original church dates back to the Norman period around 1100 AD, with an aisle added in the late 14th century.

During the Great Fire of London the church was severely damaged but survived being demolished. Instead it was renovated and further added to by Sir Christopher Wren.

In 1817 it was found that the weight of the nave roof was thrusting the walls by seven inches , so the decision was made to rebuild the church in the perpendicular style by architect David Laing.

During WW2, the church was severely damaged in the Blitz with only Wren’s tower and steeple surviving.

St Dunstan-in-the-East remained a ruin until 1967 when the City of London Corporation decided to turn the site into a public garden.

Open Hours

MONDAY : ALL DAY

TUESDAY : ALL DAY

WEDNESDAY : ALL DAY

THURSDAY : ALL DAY

FRIDAY : ALL DAY

SATURDAY : ALL DAY

SUNDAY : ALL DAY

1 comment

  1. DougandJulie Tiessen

    What is the technical name of this monument at St. Dunstan in the East? Is it original to the cathedral?

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