St George-the-Martyr stands at a road junction in Borough High Street. For 2,000 years important Roman, medieval and modern roads have all converged here.

The church,  by John Price in 1735  is of classical design in brick with Portland stone pediments, string courses and dressings. It is listed Grade 2* and is considered to be of national historic importance.

Inside, the Georgian interior has retained its gallery, the west gallery housing an organ built by Abraham Jordon in 1702. Although the box pews have been cut down from the originals their doors have survived. The  pulpit, standing on four fluted Ionic columns, is one part of a former three-decker. St George's has literary and historical connections, it features in Charles Dickens's 'Little Dorrit'. The heroine was born in Marshalsea Prison, which used to stand a few doors away, and married at St George's. Today Little Dorrit can be seen in the east window at the bottom right-hand corner.
The churchyard, now a garden, was the site of the Marshalsea Prison where Charles Dickens' father was imprisoned for debt in 1824.

 

Ball after initial treatment and gilding and ready for  faulting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pennant after full restoration 

The completed job

 

 

 

Giltwood Restoration

St George the Martyr, Southwark

St George the Martyr, Borough High Street, Southwark.  West front before restoration

 

 

 

 

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