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Church of St Peter, City of London

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199403

OS Grid Reference: TQ3301081108
OS Grid Coordinates: 533010, 181108
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5132, -0.0846

Location: St Peters Alley, City of London, EC3V 0 EC3V 3NU

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC3V 3NU

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There is also a scheduled monument, Roman wall in basement of 90 Gracechurch 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

(South Side)
Church of St Peter
TQ 3281 SE 10/315
TQ 3381 SW 11/315 4 .1. 50.


1677 to 87, by Wren, incorporating base of mediaeval tower. Aisled body with tower
to south-west and vestry north of it. North porch. Exterior much obscured by
adjoining buildings. Tower of red brick; rest apparently of stone, now painted.
North elevation has 3 enriched, round arched Windows rising above 2 storeyed shop
building. High panelled attic. Porch set forward with segmentally arched doorway,
pair of Ionic columns and piers, and parapet above entablature. South elevation
plainer with corniced doorway beneath western window. East elevation arcaded and
pilastered above high base. Pedimented attic with round arched and 2 circular
windows etc. Tower, with dressings of moulded brick, has simple, round arched
windows to 2 lower storeys and arcaded and pilastered belfry stage. Stone cornice
and copper roofed done with lantern and spire. Interior has pilastered piers with
high bases supporting arcade and plaster barrel vault (possibly renewed), and cross
vaults to aisles. West gallery with organ. Original fittings include low reredos
and panelling at east end, elaborate chancel screen, fine carved pulpit and tester,
carved marble font with cover, doorcases plain wainscot etc.

Listing NGR: TQ3300781106

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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