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The west front of Wapping, Stepney Augt 1714

The west front of Wapping, Stepney Augt 1714

Architect: Hawksmoor, Nicholas

Medium: Pencil and ink on paper

Date: 1714

Shelfmark: KTOP21.2.H

Item number: 2H

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Popularly known as St George-in-the-East, this is the parish church of Wapping-Stepney. It was built by architect Nicholas Hawksmoor between 1714 and 1729, a reponse to the great population increase in Stepney at the time. Hawksmoor's design incorporated a huge 160-foot tower.

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