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St. Augustine's Tower, London

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  • Very well worth the journey to visit this medieval church tower and after the visit I was so glad that they ran out of money over 200 years ago when they were demolishing the church. A real gem of a p...  more »
  • St Augustine's Tower is a tower that stands in the gardens of St John's Church. It sits at the junction of the northern end of Mare street and the southern end of Narrow Way. Builtin the 13th century,...  more »
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  • St Augustine's Tower stands in St John's Church Gardens, in Hackney Central, in the London Borough of Hackney, just off the southern end of the Narrow Way (formerly Church Street). It is all that remains of the early 16th century parish church of Hackney of St Augustine, which replaced the 13th century medieval church founded by the Knights of St John. The Tower comprises four stages beneath a restored parapet with diagonal buttressing. A fine working 16th century turret clock has remained on the third floor of the Tower since at least 1608. The Tower and contents are Grade I listed. The Tower is seen as a symbol for Hackney, and is even represented in the coat of arms of the London Borough of Hackney. During the First World War, it appeared on the cap-badge of the 10th (Hackney) Battalion of the London Regiment.
  • A great find - you can climb up to the top of the tower between 2-4.30 on the last Sunday and get some unique views of Hackney. The winding staircase is pretty fun and gets narrower as you near the top. Got some great photos from the top.
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