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  • Visit: St. Pancras Old Church

    Posted: 03/03/15

    Visit arranged by the Society of Genealogists (SoG), Friday, 27 March 2015 11:00 - 12:00


    St. Pancras Old Church has been a site of Christian worship since the 4th century. Fragments of Roman material can still be seen here and there in the fabric of the current building. The monuments and reuse of stone chart the history of the church’s development since Fulcherius in the late 12th century. Until 150 years ago, people were still being buried in the churchyard. Notable burials over time include Mary Wollstonecraft and Sir John Soane. When the Victorians built a railway through the churchyard many bodies had to be exhumed and moved. The original tombstones were re-erected around the base of a nearby tree at the direction of author Thomas Hardy, who was then a surveyor. Our tour will include both the interior of the church and the churchyard.

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