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Church of St Botolph, City of London

Description: Church of St Botolph

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199275

OS Grid Reference: TQ3212381501
OS Grid Coordinates: 532123, 181501
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5170, -0.0972

Location: 75 Little Britain, City of London, EC1A 4 EC1A 4JA

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC1A 4JA

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There is also a scheduled monument, London Wall: Section of Roman Wall and Medieval Bastion in Postman's Park and King Edward Street, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(West Side)
Church of St Botolph
TQ 3281 NW 3/34
TQ 3281 SW 9/34 4.1.50

Base of medieval tower below present tower. A former city church. Partial
rebuilding 1751; virtually rebuilt 1789-91, under Nathaniel Wright, Surveyor to
the north district of the City of London. East front rebuilt 1831. Restorations
1874, 1892, 1953 and 1966. Built in stock brick, base of tower stone; East end
covered in Roman Cement; roofed in copper. Rectangular externally with square bell tower at slight angle against west wall; internally the galleried nave is 4 bays long with apses at each end, one for sanctuary and one for the organ gallery, behind both are contrived several small rooms and passages.
Plain north and south walls of yellow brick with segmental arches to lower windows and round arches above. Parapet to roof. Stuccoed east front rebuilt 1831, with engaged, 4 columned Ionic portico and pediment framing Venetian window. Plain tower at west end of various stock brick, stepped base and cupola with square wooden lantern. Good, galleried interior, with Corinthian colonnades and enriched plaster vaulting. Lunette windows to central aisle. Apse to east and west. Original organ case (in west gallery), altar rails, pulpit, sword rest. Stained glass to east window, late C18. Wall monuments, some from previous building. Later C19 fittings of some quality; pews, brass lamp standards, lectern, paving. See also C.C.C. report PM 797, Feb 78 for details.

Listing NGR: TQ3212381501

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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