Church of St Mary Stratford Bow, Bow Road, Poplar E3 - Tower Hamlets

St Mary's Bow is shrouded by trees on a traffic island on the A11. The tower and chancel were added circa 1490 to an early C14 nave. The south aisle was rebuilt in 1794; the upper tower in 1829 and restorations in C19. The upper tower was rebuilt and railings restored in the 1950s following war damage. The church has extensive dampness and stone decay, as well as leaking roofs. A first phase of repairs to external masonry was grant-aided by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2017. Funding is being sought for a second phase of repairs including a new drainage system and tree management.

Church of St Mary Stratford Bow, Bow Road, Poplar E3 - Tower Hamlets
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST MARY STRATFORD BOW
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1065273
    Local Planning Authority:
    Tower Hamlets
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Mary Stratford Bow
    Street Name:
    Bow Road
    Postcode:
    E3
    Locality:
    Poplar
    County:
    Greater London
    District / Borough:
    Tower Hamlets
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Bethnal Green and Bow
    Region:
    London

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA