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Churches of the British Isles

Gallery: Churches of East London

by Peter Kessler, 4 March 2020

Hammersmith & Fulham Part 1: Churches of Fulham

All Saints Church, Fulham, Hammersmith & Fulham, West London

All Saints Church, Fulham, stands on the western side of Putney Bridge Approach and Fulham High Street, opposite the Gonville Street junction. It lay within the manor of Fulham, owned by the bishops of London from their former home at Fulham Palace whose grounds are still adjacent to the churchyard. The original parish boundaries encompassed both Fulham and Hammersmith which was only made a separate parish in 1834. A church stood here by the 1200s.

All Saints Church, Fulham, Hammersmith & Fulham, West London

The first written reference to the present dedication dates to 1445 when the Kentish ragstone tower was being built. That tower is now the only surviving part of that building. By the end of the 1800s the medieval church, though much altered and with galleries on three sides, was both not big enough and liable to regular flooding from the Thames. In 1880 it was decided to demolish it and build today's Gothic Perpendicular church, designed by architect Sir Arthur Blomfield.

One photo on this page from the History Files Collection, and one kindly contributed by Sam Weller, via the 'History Files: Churches of the British Isles' Flickr group.



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