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  • Technical Case Study: Restoration questions

    St George's posed a fundamental question in the restoration field. Are alterations as much a part of the history of a building as what was there at the start? St George's had been dramatically altered, largely by the Victorians who shifted the entire layout of the church by 90ยบ.

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  • History of the site

    Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661-1736) was a master of the English baroque style; a tempered version of the flamboyant, repetitious, and highly decorated European baroque. Hawksmoor, whose illustrious colleagues included John Vanbrugh, Thomas Archer, and James Gibbs, was made a Commissioner under Queen Anne's New Churches Act of 1711 that stipulated: "50 new churches [were to be…

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