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St George the Martyr, seen from its old churchyard

L'habitant ...... ©TonyAvon2011

 

The north-east view of St George the Martyr in Borough High Street, seen from its old churchyard. The churchyard stood against the walls of the Marshalsea Prison to the north.

The church was well-known to Charles Dickens who lived in nearby Lant Street as a boy while his father languished in the prison.

Years later it was to be the scene of the baptism and marriage of the eponymous hero of Dickens' novel, 'Little Dorrit'. She is commemorated inside the church in a small stained glass window.

 

www.stgeorge-themartyr.co.uk/site/?page_id=70

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Taken on July 25, 2011