All Hallows Barking Church, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Seeley & Paget (1949), 0675.
|:||Oblique view of south elevation from the south east. The Walkie Talkie muscles in from the left, diminishing GMW Partnership's brown granite Minster Court. All Hallows Barking Church, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Seeley & Paget (1949), 0675.|
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|:||All Hallows Barking Church|
|:||All Hallows Barking Church, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Seeley & Paget (1949), 0675.|
|:||Seeley & Paget (1949)|
|:||All Hallows by the Tower, or All Hallows Barking as it was known due to the original association with the Abbey of Barking in Essex who owned the land on which the first church was built-in the late 7th century. According to the church website and other sources it is "the oldest church in the City of London". The church survived the Great Fire of London in 1666, but was badly damaged during the Blitz in World War II. Following extensive reconstruction, it was rededicated in 1957. It has associations with the history of the USA, as William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania was baptised here in 1644. John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States was married in the church in 1797|
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