19. Jul, 2016

Today's Treasures At St Katharine Docks (1) Tuscan Columns

We are fortunate today, to have a wealth of historical treasures here at St Katharine's. I will describe the main ones in a series of blogs. Nothing remains here from the earlier period (1028 to 1825) because the original land was all removed to make way for the Telford Docks. Thankfully, many of the relics from the ancient Hospital and Church are now safely preserved at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine's at Limehouse.

Tuscan columns, dating from before 1828, have been saved from the original Telford Docks; these elegant and striking items are hollow and made of steel. They  can be seen supporting International House, Starbucks Coffee House (previously the Coronarium) and Tower Walk.