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Research and notes by Julian Watson

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The present church was built 1774 - 1777 to the design of George Gibson on the site of earlier churches. Gibson's design incorporated the tower (1471-1512) of the medieval church.

The chancel, designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield, was added in 1881 when the nave was re-modelled in Victorian style. Major re-ordering took place from 1995.


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St.Mary the Virgin, Lewisham Lewisham High Street  SE13 6LE

St.Mary the Virgin Lewisham

346 Lewisham High Street

SE13 6LE   020 8690 2682

Sir Henry Watson Parker

Memorial to Sir Henry Watson Parker. Youngest son of Thomas Watson Parker of Lewisham House. Sir Henry was Principle Secretary to the colony of new South Wales, Australia.

A Memorial to the entire Parker family can be seen in the North Gallery.

The Parker family lived in Lewisham House which stood on the corner of Ladywell Road and the High Street opposite the former Vicarage (now Ladywell House). Lewisham House was demolished in 1894.

Registered Charity

Number 1182343