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Christ Church, Spitalfields.

Christ Church, Spitalfields.

Artist: Hawksmoor, Nicholas (1661-1736)

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1717

Shelfmark: K.Top23.11.o

Item number: 11.o

Genre: Topographical Print

Designed in 1714 by Nicholas Hawksmoor, this was one of the churches commissioned by the Fifty New Churches Act of 1711 to replace those which had been destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. The parishioners here originally comprised Huguenot refugees who joined the small group of silkweavers working in Spitalfields and developed into a prosperous community.

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