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Old St Pancras Church, London

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St Pancras Old Church is a Church of England parish church in Somers Town, central London. It is dedicated to the Roman martyr Saint Pancras, and is believed by many to be one of the oldest sites of Christian worship in England. The church is situated on Pancras Road in the London Borough of Camden, with the surrounding area and its international railway station taking its name. St Pancras Old Church, which was largely rebuilt in the Victorian era, should not be confused with St Pancras New Church about a kilometre away, on the Euston Road.HistoryParishOriginally, the parish of St Pancras stretched from close to Oxford Street almost to Highgate. In the early Middle Ages there was a centre of population in the vicinity of what is now known as the old church. However, in the 14th century the population abandoned the site and moved to what is now Kentish Town. The reasons for this were probably the vulnerability of the plain around the church to flooding (the River Fleet, which is now underground, runs through it) and the availability of better wells at Kentish Town, where there is less clay in the soil. The church subsequently fell into disrepair. Towards the end of the 18th century, services were only held in the church on one Sunday each month; on other weeks, the same congregation would use a chapel in Kentish Town. It lost its status as the parish church when the New Church on what was to become the Euston Road was consecrated in 1822, and became a chapel of ease.
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  • Lovely place to visit if you have a while to wait before a train - its a short walk from the main station at Kings Cross. We went looking for the Hardy Tree but its nice to walk around in general anyw...  more »
  • St. Pancras International station living, couldn't walk five minutes to the oldest church in England dedicated to Saint Pankratiju, Roman, affected for the faith at the age of 14 years during the reign of the Emperor Diocletian. Altar stone found at excavations in the Church belongs to the 6th century, and as Temple construction it was used with 4 century. Then the Saxons turned it from a pagan temple in the Christian Church. I really liked the Church courtyard with graves for example, Chevalier de Eona-famous spy and Mason, who lived as a woman here in London is famously Hardy Tree with hundreds of tombstones around the tree. Recommend a visit.
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  • With half an our to spend before boarding the train. I spend an enjoyable visit to the old chuch. This was used as part of a photo sessions for the Beatles in 1968. The inner photograph for the 1962-1...  more »
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  • Mystical and melancholic mound shrouded in a disquieting atmosphere. Offering a ruminative respite from the hectic resurrected Kings Cross and St. Pancras travel hubs. Here numerous historic associations and reverberations redound through the ages. London's ancient beating heartland. Now..... do yourself a favour.
  • Stands out as an island of peace in a fast moving world.
  • On the few actions I have attended morning prayers there has been a special peace warmth of Gods spirit there while the Rest of London rushes on.
  • Small church, huge history. Free entrance, donations welcome. Situated in a small park
  • Modest little church, worth a visit for its interesting grounds with some graves, monuments and tombs of famous figures.