Places of worship

Boone's Chapel
Lee High Road
Grade I
This Classical style chapel dates from the 1680s and originally served the occupants of the Boone's Almshouses, which were demolished in 1877. It is a small delightful red brick building with stone details, pediments on three sides and octagonal cupola to roof.

St. Mary's
Lewisham High Street
Grade II
The parish church of Lewisham was built in 1774-7 and designed by John Gibson. The lower stages of the tower survive from an earlier medieval church, while the upper tower features a frieze of neo-classical garlands. The main entrance on the south elevation is emphasised by a four column portico topped by a pediment. The church is built from Kentish ragstone with ashlar dressings.

St. Paul's, Deptford
Deptford High Street
Grade I
Designed by Thomas Archer in a vigorous Baroque style and built between 1713 and 1730, St Paul's is the most important and prominent listed building in the borough. Archer, like his contemporary Nicholas Hawksmoor, worked as a Commissioner for four years under the Fifty New Churches Act of 1711. The brief of the architects who worked under the Act was to build dignified, stone-faced churches, correctly orientated within their own churchyards and possessing porticoes, towers and steeples. Archer clearly excelled on this project, as the view of the church from Deptford High Street is spectacular. Archer also designed St John's church, Smith Square, Westminster, 1713-28 and St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham, 1710-15, both in a Baroque style.

St. Margaret's
Lee Terrace
Grade II
This is an impressive parish church in the Gothic style by John Brown, 1839-41 and enlarged by James Brooks 1876. It has an imposing west tower, tall coupled lancet windows, full height aisles, ornate parapet and octagonal pinnacles. The stucco wall finish has been recently restored.

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