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Description: Church of All Hallows
Church of All Hallows, Barking by the Tower
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199494
OS Grid Reference: TQ3338580687
OS Grid Coordinates: 533385, 180687
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5094, -0.0793
GREAT TOWER STREET EC3
Church of All Hallows,
Barking by the Tower
TQ 3380 NW 17/474 4.1.50.
Saxon and medieval building with brick tower of 1658 to 9. Burnt in World War
II. Arcades, centre of east end, roof and steeple rebuilt to new design by Seeley
and Paget. Old walls, largely refaced, are of squared rubble in C15 style. 2
storeyed north porch and vestry, late Cl9 or early C20 in ornamental gothic style.
3 storeyed, C20 south-west wing of brick and stone. Plain tower of red brick with
wooden, modillion cornice and elaborate, copper covered steeple rising through
circular balustrade of Portland stone. Crypt under south-east chapel. Some fittings
from old church survive including canopied stone monument to Sir John Cooke, 1477,
and a number of medieval brasses. Also very fine late C17 font cover, sword rests,
stair balustrade etc. In crypt are remains of later C2 or C3. Roman house including
part of a corridor and adjacent rooms. Ragstone walls, half timbered partitions
and tessellated floor (preserved below tower) (358 and 359). Later C7 or C8.
Aisleless church built of reused Roman material and incorporated in the early medieval
church. Arched doorway with Roman brick drawings, probably to former porticus,
at west end of church.
Listing NGR: TQ3338580687
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