PUZZLE 5 - Answers

All Saints

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Answers relate to London and include the name of a saint

1. St Pancras is a railway terminus

2. Westminster Archives are at 10 St Ann's Street SW1

3. Pelicans live in St James's Park

4. The St Bride's Foundation is associated with printing and is located at St Bride's Church.

5. St Thomas' Church has an old operating theatre in the attic. The building was part of the hospital, demolished to make way for London Bridge station. Open to the public.

6. St Thomas a Becket is depicted in bronze in St Paul's Churchyard (south side)

7. The Priory and Hospital of St Bartholomew were founded by the jester Rahere in 1123. His tomb is in the church of St Bartholomew the Great. The hospital 'Barts' still functions. Churches & hospital museum open to the public.

8. Edith Cavell was assistant matron at St Leonard's Hospital in Hoxton. Her memorial is in St Martin's Place.

9. The Covent Garden school is St Clement Danes in Drury Lane.

10. St Stephen's porch gives access to the Palace of Westminster.

11. Southwark Cathedral was previously (until 1902) St Saviour's Church (and before that St Mary Overie).

12. The address of the Gherkin is 30 St Mary Axe

13. King, later Saint, Olav destroyed London Bridge (to thwart the invading Danes)

14. St Alphage Garden has a section of London wall

15. St John's Gatehouse (part of St John's Priory in Clerkenwell) housed the office of the Master of Revels. Shakespeare's plays would have been sent here for approval. The remaining buildings are open to the public.

16. Bram Stoker, the author of 'Dracula', lived at 18 St Leonards Terrace SW3 (marked wth a blue plaque).

17. St Paul's is a Central line station

18. St Giles Church was also 'in the fields'

19. Some 1250 houses were destroyed for the construction of St Katherine's Dock along with buildings of the St Katherine's Foundation.

20. The nearest station to Lords' Cricket Ground is St John's Wood

21. The London Symphany Orchestra uses the former church of St Luke's Old Street (by Nicholas Hawksmoor). Open to the public.

22. St George's Circus is a roundabout in Southwark

23. Local heroes are commemorated with tiled plaques in the former Churchyard of St Botolph's Aldersgate. This is also known as Postman's Park. The scheme was instigated by GF Watts.

24. Jacob's Island, which appears in Dickens 'Oliver Twist', was sited near present St Saviour's Dock

25. St Martins is a West end theatre (and home of 'The Mousetrap')

 

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