St Augustine's Tower

St Augustine's Tower St Augustine's Tower is a medieval, Grade I listed building. It is also the oldest building in Hackney.

St Augustine's Tower is Hackney's oldest building, having survived when the rest of the original parish church was demolished in 1798. A familiar landmark, it stands in the centre of the ancient village of Hackney, and appears on the Borough's coat of arms. It is listed Grade I, and is therefore in the top 2% of listed buildings in the country. To Visit St Augustine's Tower is open on the last Sunday of each month, 14.00-16.30. It will also be open on special open days (such as London Open House). School visits (pre-booked) can be arranged. Education packs are available. Please ring Lisa Pressland on 020 8986 0029 or email [email protected] To Hire St Augustine's Tower is available for hire as a film location or for a private event. It is also a popular exhibition space for artists. For information about hire of St. Augustine’s Tower, please ring Lisa Pressland on 020 8986 0029 or email [email protected] Special Note: There is limited disabled access as there are very many steps to climb at St Augustine’s Tower. However, a kiosk on the ground floor with an interactive virtual-reality panorama from the rooftop is available showing the view.

Santa's Grotto opens at 10am tomorrow - pop by!
11/12/2015

Santa's Grotto opens at 10am tomorrow - pop by!

St Augustine's Tower's cover photo
24/11/2015

St Augustine's Tower's cover photo

St Augustine's Tower
24/11/2015

St Augustine's Tower

16/11/2015
Venue Manager & Adminstrator | Hackney Historic Buildings Trust | Hackney, London, Greater...

We are recruiting for a Venue Manager/Administrator - please see the advert below if you, or someone you know, may be interested.

Apply now for Venue Manager & Adminstrator. Venue Manager & Adminstrator, Hackney, London, Greater London, £28,000 pro rata, The Trust manages two historic buildings, The Round Chapel, and St.Augustine's Tower. This is an opportunity to demonstrate key skills developing our business, working with a…

Another beautiful picture of one of our buildings, St Augustine's Tower. By Albert Turpin.
08/07/2015

Another beautiful picture of one of our buildings, St Augustine's Tower. By Albert Turpin.

Shakespear in Shoreditch on Friday 19th June is now fully booked, with only a couple of space left on our Mon-Thurs talk...
11/06/2015

Shakespear in Shoreditch on Friday 19th June is now fully booked, with only a couple of space left on our Mon-Thurs talks. Book now if you want to come!!!!
Talks at the Tower 2015

Monday 15th June at the Round Chapel - Iain Sinclair 'Expeditions in Hackney Subterranea. With a few diversions around the circuit of the Overground Railway.'
Iain Sinclair’s new book “Overground” is a meditation on a circular tour of London following the London Overground. His talk will explore Hackney above and below ground including the Mole Man of Hackney and the basement excavators of Finsbury Park with some diversions above ground along the “Ginger Line”.

Tuesday 16th June at St Augustine’s Tower - Simon Inglis – Played in Hackney
Sport has played an integral part in Hackney life for centuries. In an illustrated talk, Simon Inglis, author of Played in London (published by English Heritage) revisits cricket at the Spotted Dog, rowing on the Lea, pedestrians at the Wick, football on the Marshes and cycle speedway at the Rec.

Wednesday 17th June at St Augustine’s Tower - Linda Wilkinson – Thomas Fairchild: Lost but not Forgotten
The body of Thomas Fairchild, of Hoxton, father of plant hybridisation, lies in an unmarked grave somewhere beneath a derelict piece of land on Hackney Road. Linda’s Wilkinson, whose family has been in the East End for at least 400 years, will discuss the man, his work and the Hoxton in which he lived in the 1600’s.

Thursday 18th June at St Augustine’s Tower -
Sean Gubbins – Rhodes TownIn 1789 the Rhodes family bought 140 acres of Lamb Farm in south Dalston. Within 70 years they had transformed it into the streets we recognize today. Using recent research, Sean Gubbins will tell us about the area’s development, the landowners, the builders, the architecture and the first inhabitants: an example of Hackney’s (and London’s) expansion in the 19th century.

All talks are free but must be booked by calling Hackney Historic Buildings Trust on 0208 986 0029 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Don't forget, we're open this Sunday from 2-4.30pm. We then have the brilliant Jerry White giving a talk on the 100 year...
28/05/2015

Don't forget, we're open this Sunday from 2-4.30pm. We then have the brilliant Jerry White giving a talk on the 100 year anniversary of the first ever bomb to be dropped on London at The Round Chapel (just up the road from the Tower) at 5.30pm. Why don't you make a day of it and join us at both our lovely venues? Hope to see you Sunday :)

Congratulations if you've recently decided to tie the knot, but weddings can be incredibly expensive. If you're looking ...
24/02/2015
Cheap wedding ideas: 50 tips & savings - MSE

Congratulations if you've recently decided to tie the knot, but weddings can be incredibly expensive. If you're looking at doing things on a budget, you can have your ceremony and reception in our amazing Auditorium at The Round Chapel Centre for the Performing Arts for as little as £100 per hour, including furniture! With no VAT to pay, no corkage and the option to do all your own catering, your big day only has to be as expensive as you want it to be!

A little ingenuity will go a long way, how to cut the cost of your wedding without spoiling the day: see our 50 cheap wedding ideas for those on a budget.

Our beautiful Tower :)
24/02/2015

Our beautiful Tower :)

St Augustine's Tower
24/02/2015

St Augustine's Tower

Round Chapel
09/02/2015

Round Chapel

Just starting preperations for our 2015 Adult Learners Week events - Saturday 13th to Friday 19th June 2015. Watch this space for details of specific lectures and events :)

Sneak preview of Santa's Grotto at St Augustine's Tower this Saturday 11am-5pm - please don't miss it!
03/12/2014

Sneak preview of Santa's Grotto at St Augustine's Tower this Saturday 11am-5pm - please don't miss it!

Round Chapel
27/10/2014

Round Chapel

If you're in the area, feel free to pop next door to Clapton Park URC in the Old School Rooms (Powerscroft Road) to enjoy the I Love Chatsworth Road exhibition.

16/09/2014

Don't forget it's Open House weekend, so please pop along to the Tower 11am-5pm Sat & Sun. Views are amazing!

03/09/2014
Round Chapel

Round Chapel

We're looking for a new Treasurer! If you have experience in financial management/accounting and would like to join our lovely Management Committee, get in touch! [email protected] 02089860029

13/05/2014
Tales in the Tower

Tales in the Tower

Our midsummer Tales will be Wednesday June 25th... featuring thieves, liars, a nightingale and a mythical Norwegian sea monster... live music and stories, line-up tbc very soon.

The Tower is open this Sunday from 2-4.30pm. Why not bring your mum along for something completely different to do on Mo...
27/03/2014

The Tower is open this Sunday from 2-4.30pm. Why not bring your mum along for something completely different to do on Mother's Day? Beautiful photo opportunities on the roof! x

Watch this space! Details of our fantastic programme of Talks at  St Augustine's Tower for Adult Learners Week to be con...
19/03/2014

Watch this space! Details of our fantastic programme of Talks at St Augustine's Tower for Adult Learners Week to be confirmed soon. Keep the evenings of 15th - 20th June free to take part in our free events!

Pictures of St Augustine's Tower
22/01/2014

Pictures of St Augustine's Tower

St Augustine's Tower - Images and Events
22/01/2014

St Augustine's Tower - Images and Events

St Augustine's Tower's cover photo
22/01/2014

St Augustine's Tower's cover photo

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