Why This New Website?
This new website replaces the older one and makes it easier to communicate about the area. Most important to me is spreading the message of the historical importance of St Katharine's. The reason I wrote the book was only because noone else had brought the story together-it wasn't a commercial venture, though I am relieved to have covered costs. To buy the book, click here.
The picture opposite is a sketch of the ancient St Katharine's Hospital and Church, founded in 1148 by Queen Matilda. This lead to the development of a precinct of 4000+ people, who thrived and evolved through nearly seven hundred years, with its own court, school, industry, cemetries and 'dokke.'