London Greek Orthodox Cathedral - All Saints

Church in/near Camden Town, existing between 1824 and now

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All Saints, Camden Town, in 1828.


All Saints, Camden Town is a Greek Orthodox church known as the Greek Orthodox Church of All Saints.

Camden Town was developed from the 1790s onwards in the then largely rural parish of St Pancras, on the northern fringe of London. The parish church was one of the oldest in England, but it had been neglected since the 14th century when most of the inhabitants of the parish had moved to Kentish Town in the northern part of the parish.

In 1822 a new parish church, St Pancras New Church, on Euston Road in the southern part of the parish, was consecrated, but it was intended mainly to serve the population in its immediate vicinity. In 1818 a Church Building Act had been passed by Parliament to facilitate the construction of new churches in London’s many new districts, including this one for Camden Town.

The church was built between 1822 and 1824 and was known as first as the Camden Chapel, then, unofficially, as St Stephen’s. It did not receive the dedication of All Saints until 1920. It was designed by the father and son team of William and Henry Inwood who were also responsible for St Pancras New Church. It is a fairly large building of yellow stock brick, with east and west ends faced in Portland stone. The plan is basically rectangular, with an eastern apse mirrored by a semi-circular portico at the west end. Just behind the portico is a cylindrical stone tower surrounded by columns, in imitation of the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. The Ionic order is based on fragments brought back from Greece by Henry Inwood and now in the British Museum. The interior has a flat ceiling, with galleries on three sides supported by Ionic columns. The building has generally been praised, but both contemporary writers and later architectural critics such as Sir John Summerson have argued that the tower is too thin in proportion to the body of the church. It is a Grade I listed building.

It became a parish church in its own right in 1852. In the 19th century it had a large congregation, like many other Anglican churches in the Victorian era: an 1854 survey of church attendance found that the number of worshippers was 1,650 on Sunday mornings, 630 on Sunday afternoons and 1,430 on Sunday evenings. In the 20th century the congregation decreased and in 1948 All Saints became a Greek Orthodox church, retaining its dedication while St Michael’s in Camden Road took over the parish, becoming the main Anglican church in Camden Town. The area acquired a large Greek speaking community in the decades after World War II, mostly from Cyprus, and the church is still well used, though many of the worshippers now come from the outer suburbs of London. In 1991 All Saints was raised to the status of a cathedral.

The church has been renovated a number of times. Most recently since January 2009 under the supervision of English Heritage and co-sponsored by the National Lottery and donations from the Greek Orthodox Community of the parish.

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VIEW THE CAMDEN TOWN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE CAMDEN TOWN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE CAMDEN TOWN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CAMDEN TOWN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE CAMDEN TOWN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Camden Town

Camden Town tube station is a major junction on the Northern Line and one of the busiest stations on the London Underground network. It is particularly busy at weekends with tourists visiting Camden Market and Camden High Street.

Camden is well-known for Camden Market which is a major tourist attraction, particularly busy at weekends, selling variety of fashion, antiques, lifestyle and bizarre goods; they (and the surrounding shops) are popular with young people, in particular those searching for alternative clothing.

It is an area popular with overseas students who come to Camden to learn English and find a job in one of the local bars or restaurants. The oldest established language school is Camden College of English, which is located at the Chalk Farm side of the market.

The Regent's Canal runs through the north end of Camden Town and is a popular walk in summer.

Camdem Town tube station began life as part of the original route of the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR) (now part of the Northern Line). As the line here branched into two routes, to Hampstead and to Highgate, the design of the station was rather unusual, shaped like a V. The line to Hampstead (now the Edgware Branch) is under Chalk Farm Road; the line to Highgate (now the High Barnet branch) is under Kentish Town Road. With the narrowness of the roads above, and the necessity to keep directly beneath them to avoid having to pay compensation to landowners during construction, on both lines the northbound platform is directly above the southbound one.

At the apex of the V is a junction allowing northbound trains to take either of the branches north, and likewise allow the trains south from the branches to join the single southbound track. This resulted in four connecting tunnels. When the CCE&HR and City & South London Railway lines were joined together after the City & South London Line became part of London Underground, a short extension from the Euston terminus of the City & South London was built to connect with each of the two northerly branches. This added another four tunnels to the junction, making it the most complex junction on the network.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abacus Belsize Primary School:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Adam and Eve:   The Adam and Eve Tearooms were a fashionable Georgian watering hole.
Agar Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Camden Primary Pupil Referral Unit:   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Camden Road:   Camden Road is one of the few railway stations in England in which there is a police station.
Camden Town:   Camden Town tube station is a major junction on the Northern Line and one of the busiest stations on the London Underground network. It is particularly busy at weekends with tourists visiting Camden Market and Camden High Street.
Capital City College Group:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 99.
Christ Church School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Edith Neville Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Elfrida Rathbone Camden - Leighton Education Project:   Special post 16 institution which accepts students between the ages of 19 and 25.
Euston:   London Euston is the southern terminus of the West Coast Main Line - serving Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.
Euston Square:   Euston Square is a London Underground station near Euston station, at the corner of Euston Road and Gower Street, just north of University College London.
Hawley Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Kentish Town:   Kentish Town station is a London Underground and National Rail station in the London Borough of Camden in Travelcard Zone 2.
Kentish Town Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Maria Fidelis Roman Catholic Convent School FCJ:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Mornington Crescent:   Mornington Crescent is a London Underground station in Camden Town, named after the nearby street.
Mother Red Caps:   At the main junction of Camden Town is a long-established business, once known as Mother Red Caps or Mother Damnable's, more recently the World's End.
Netley Primary School & Centre for Autism:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
North Bridge House Prep School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 13.
Ossulston Estate:   The Ossulston Estate is a multi-storey council estate built by the London County Council in Somers Town between 1927 and 1931.
Our Lady Roman Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Regent High School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Regents Park Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Rhodes Farm:   Rhodes Farm was situated on Hampstead Road.
Richard Cobden Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Aloysius Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary and St Pancras Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Michael’s Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St. James Gardens:   St. James Gardens were used as a burial ground between 1790 and 1853.
The Camden School for Girls:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
The Cavendish School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
The Royal Veterinary College:   Higher education institutions
The Working Men’s College:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Torriano Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Camden Town (1920):   Camden Town was named after Charles Pratt, the first Earl Camden, who started its development in 1791. It began life as little more than a handful of buildings beside a main road. Camden Town’s expansion as a major centre came with the opening of the Regent’s Canal to traffic in 1820


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Agar Grove, NW1 · Agar Place, NW1 · Agar-Camley link, NW1 · Albany Street, NW1 · Albany Terrace, NW1 · Albert Street, NW1 · Aldenham Street, NW1 · Alma Street, NW5 · Ampthill Square, NW1 · Anglers Lane, NW5 · Apollo Studios, NW5 · Arlington Road, NW1 · Augustus House, NW1 · Augustus Street, NW1 · Azania Mews, NW5 · Barker Drive, NW1 · Barn Close, NW5 · Barnby Street, NW1 · Bartholomew Road, NW1 · Bartholomew Road, NW5 · Bartholomew Villas, NW5 · Bartholomew, NW5 · Bayham Place, NW1 · Bayham Street, NW1 · Baynes Street, NW1 · Baynham Place, NW1 · Beatty Street, NW1 · Bergholt Mews, NW1 · Bonny Street, NW1 · Bridgeway Street, NW1 · Broadfield Lane, N1C · Broadfield Lane, NW1 · Brock Street, NW1 · Bruges Place, NW1 · Buck Street, NW1 · Busby Place, NW1 · Busby Place, NW5 · Cambridge Gate Mews, NW1 · Camden High Street, NW1 · Camden Mews, NW1 · Camden Park Road, NW1 · Camden Road, NW1 · Camden Square, NW1 · Camden Street, NW1 · Camley Street, NW1 · Cardington Street, NW1 · Carol Street, NW1 · Castle Road, NW1 · Castlehaven Road, NW1 · Cathcart Hill, NW5 · Cathcart Street, NW5 · Caversham Road, NW5 · Cedar Way, NW1 · Charlton King’s Road, NW5 · Charlton Kings Road, NW5 · Charrington Street, NW1 · Chester Close North, NW1 · Chester Close South, NW1 · Chester Court, NW1 · Church Avenue, NW1 · Church Avenue, NW5 · Clarence Gardens, NW1 · Clarkson Row, NW1 · Cliff Road Studios, NW1 · Cliff Road, NW1 · Cobham Mews, NW1 · Cobourg Street, NW1 · College Grove, NW1 · College Place, NW1 · Cranleigh Street, NW1 · Crofters Way, NW1 · Crowndale Court, NW1 · Crowndale Road, NW1 · Cumberland Market, NW1 · Cumberland Terrace, NW1 · Delancey Passage, NW1 · Delancey Street, NW1 · Doric Way, NW1 · Doric Way, NW1 · Dowdney Close, NW5 · Drummond Crescent, NW1 · Drummond Street, NW1 · Dugdale House, N7 · Dunollie Place, NW5 · Early Mews, NW1 · Elm Friars Walk, NW1 · Endsleigh Gardens, WC1H · Endsleigh Street, WC1H · Euston Centre, NW1 · Euston Road, NW1 · Euston Road, WC1H · Euston Square, NW1 · Euston Street, NW1 · Euston Tower · Eversholt Street, NW1 · Everton Buildings, NW1 · Falkland Road, NW5 · Farrier Street, NW1 · Foundry Mews, NW1 · Frideswide Place, NW5 · Gaisford Street, NW5 · George Mews, NW1 · Georgiana Street, NW1 · Gloucester Crescent, NW1 · Gloucester Cresent, NW1 · Gloucester Gate Mews, NW1 · Godwin Court, NW1 · Goldington Crescent, NW1 · Goldington Street, NW1 · Gordon Street, WC1H · Gower Court, WC1E · Gower Place, WC1E · Grafton Place, NW1 · Grafton Yard, NW5 · Granary Street, NW1 · Granby Terrace, NW1 · Greenland Place, NW1 · Greenland Road, NW1 · Greenland Street, NW1 · Greenwood Place, NW5 · Hampstead Road, NW1 · Harrington Square, NW1 · Harrington Street, NW1 · Haven Street, NW1 · Hawley Crescent, NW1 · Hawley Cresent, NW1 · Hawley Road, NW1 · Holmes Road, NW5 · Inkerman Road, NW5 · Inverness Street, NW1 · Islip Street, NW5 · Ivor Street, NW1 · Jamestown Road, NW1 · Jeffrey’s Place, NW1 · Jeffrey’s Street, NW1 · Jeffreys Place, NW1 · Kelly Street, NW1 · Kentish Town Road, NW1 · Kentish Town Road, NW5 · King’s Terrace, NW1 · Kings Terrace, NW1 · Lancing Street, NW1 · Lawford Road, NW5 · Lawfords Wharf, NW1 · Laxton Place, NW1 · Leighton Crescent, NW5 · Leighton Cresent, NW5 · Leighton Grove, NW5 · Leighton Place, NW5 · Leighton Road, NW5 · Leverton Street, NW5 · Lewis Street, NW1 · Leybourne Road, NW1 · Lidlington Place, NW1 · Little Albany Street, NW1 · Long Meadow, NW5 · Longford Street, NW1 · Lyme Street, NW1 · Lyme Terrace, NW1 · Mandela Street, NW1 · Mary Terrace, NW1 · Mayford, NW1 · Medburn Street, NW1 · Melton Street, NW1 · Miller Street, NW1 · Mornington Crescent, NW1 · Mornington Cresent, NW1 · Mornington Street, NW1 · Mornington Terrace, NW1 · Munster Square, NW1 · Murray Mews, NW1 · Murray Street, NW1 · Nash Street, NW1 · Netley Street, NW1 · North Cloisters, WC1E · North Gower Street, NW1 · North Villas, NW1 · Northpoint Square, NW5 · Oakley Square, NW1 · Oakshott Court, NW1 · Oseney Crescent, NW5 · Osnaburgh Street, NW1 · Oval Road, NW1 · Pandian Way, NW1 · Pandian Way, NW5 · Park Village East, NW1 · Park Village Mews, NW1 · Park Village West, NW1 · Parkway, NW1 · Patshull Place, NW5 · Patshull Road, NW5 · Peckwater Street, NW5 · Penryn Street, NW1 · Peto Place, NW1 · Phoenix Road, NW1 · Plender Street, NW1 · Ploughmans Close, NW1 · Polygon Road, NW1 · Pratt Mews, NW1 · Pratt Street, NW1 · Prince Of Wales Passage, NW1 · Prince Regent Mews, NW1 · Prowse Place, NW1 · Raglan Street, NW5 · Randolph Street, NW1 · Reachview Close, NW1 · Reapers Close, NW1 · Redhill Street, NW1 · Regal Lane, NW1 · Regent’s Canal towpath, E2 · Regent’s Canal towpath, E8 · Regent’s Canal Towpath, NW1 · Regent’s Park Terrace, NW1 · Regent’s Place Plaza, NW1 · Regents Canal towpath, NW1 · Regents Park, NW1 · Regent’s Canal towpath, NW1 · Regis Road, NW5 · Robert Street, NW1 · Rochester Mews, NW1 · Rochester Place, NW1 · Rochester Road, NW1 · Rochester Square, NW1 · Rochester Terrace, NW1 · Rossendale Way, NW1 · Rousden Street, NW1 · Royal College Street, NW1 · Saint Augustine’s Road North West, NW1 · Saint Pancras Way, NW1 · Saint Pauls Mews, NW1 · Sandall Road, NW5 · Signmakers Yard, NW1 · Somers Close, NW1 · St Annes, NW1 · St Katharines Precinct, NW1 · St Martins Almshouses, NW1 · St Martins Close, NW1 · St Mary Magdalene Church, NW1 · St Pancras Way, NW1 · St Pauls Mews, NW1 · St. Augustine’s Road, NW1 · St. Pancras Way, NW1 · Stanhope Parade, NW1 · Stanhope Street, NW1 · Starcross Street, NW1 · Stephenson Way, NW1 · Stratford Villas, NW1 · Stucley Place, NW1 · Taviton Street, WC1H · The Marr, NW1 · The Polygon · Tolmers Square, NW1 · Torbay Street, NW1 · Torriano Avenue, NW5 · Torriano Cottages, NW5 · Torriano Mews, NW5 · Triton Square, NW1 · Underhill Street, NW1 · Unity Mews, NW1 · Varndell Street, NW1 · Warren Court, NW1 · Water Lane, NW1 · Weavers Way, NW1 · Werrington Street, NW1 · Whitcher Place, NW1 · Whittlebury Street, NW1 · Willes Road, NW5 · William Road, NW1 · Willingham Terrace, NW5 · Wilmot Place, NW1 · Wolsey Mews, NW5 · Wrotham Road, NW1 · York Mews, NW5 ·
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John Rocque Map of Hampstead (1762).
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map of Hampstead covers an area stretching from the edge in the northwest of present-day Dollis Hill to Islington in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Central London, north west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
Chapman and Hall, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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