Stepney Green: moated manor house to City Farm


David Sankey


Remains of a late medieval and Tudor moated mansion, Worcester House, were investigated on Crossrail’s Stepney Green shafts worksite. The early owners of this fine property were rich merchants and aristocrats, but by the late 17th century the estate passed into the hands of radical Nonconformists associated with the Stepney Meeting. The house became a Baptist college in the early 19th century and a Congregationalist church succeeded the meeting house. Other parts of the estate were developed as small factories and houses for dockworkers. Local residents recount their more recent experiences of living in this vibrant part of London’s East End.

Crossrail Archaeology Series - 1

MOLA 2016 ISBN 978-1-907586-31-6 Ppk 100pp 96 bl/wh and col ills

The Crossrail archive for Stepney Green is available online.


Always engaging, this is an impressive piece of reporting.
Bob Silvester in Medieval Settlement Research Group 2016

… stimulating and well-illustrated crossover between academic and popular archaeological publication.
Nick Holder in Current Archaeology 2016