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Croydon Minster

 

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  • Much about the earlier building was lost, with the church having been gutted by fire in 1867. Although some of the fittings and a few of the most notable tombs, and the tower were saved, much was lost. The church was rebuilt in as close to the original form as possible but much of this was from memory.
  • No less than ten Archbishops of Canterbury were buried at Croydon Minster, including perhaps most notably the magnate John Whitgift whose legacy includes the Whitgift Foundation, the owner of the Whitgift Centre complex in central Croydon. This was due to Croydon Palace being one of the main residences of the Archbishops of Canterbury, so many of those who died locally were buried in the largest church in the area.

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Renovation Architect
George Gilbert Scott

Reference Data

Reference No.
7296
First Uploaded
24-06-2015
Last Editorial Date
22-07-2015
 

Building Location

Address
Church Street, London. CR0 1RN
Council
Croydon
County
Surrey
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1300
Completion date
1870
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic Revival

Roof Height (AGL)
38.10

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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