=== Parish History ===
STEPNEY(St Dunstan) A '''parish''', and the head of a union, in the Tower division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county of Middlesex, 2½ miles (E.) from St. Paul's. There are places of worship for '''Baptists, the Society of Friends, the Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon, Calvinistic Methodists, and Roman Catholics, and three meeting-houses for Independents'''. '''St. Thomas's district church''', in Arbour-square, a neat edifice of Suffolk brick, in the early English style, with two octangular turrets, was erected in 1837 by a grant from the Metropolis Church-Buildine Fund.<ref>Samuel A.
Lewis, [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51302#s13 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''], (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 26 January 2014.</ref>