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Temple Court, London, England, UK, 2005[open in full screen]  

 
 

In about 1128 Frenchman, Hugh de Paganis returned from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to his native France and was received in Paris by Louis VII who presented him with a generous parcel of land.

He crossed to England where Henry I endowed him with financial assistance, untold treasures, manor houses and churches.

  The establishment of the Knights Templars, as they had come to be known, took place in about 1130 when they settle on a piece of land in Holborn where they built a church with a round nave, in the style of the holy sepulchre in Jerusalem.

By 1185, the round of the ‘New Temple’ was ready for consecration, and the ceremony was performed in the presence of Henry II by Heraclius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, who was on a visit to England.

  This church is still standing in this secluded courtyard in the oldest saved part of London.

This courtyard and several others are making this whole area very mysterious. Read more on the next courtyard in our collection.

 
           
   
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