The Monuments in the Church of St Nicholas, Deptford

By John Summerson, published November 1941


The church of St Nicholas was built in 1697 when the population of Deptford was greatly increasing round the ship-building yards. It replaced the medieval parish-church whose tower was retained. Damage suffered in one of the early German air raids of the war might now lead to its final loss. The church is of outstanding interest because of its numerous monuments, partly taken over from the old church, and commemorating mainly people connected with the navy : maritime adventurers, shipbuilders, and officers. A fourth group is that of monuments associated with the diarist John Evelyn.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

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