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Church of St Lawrence Jewry, City of London

Description: Church of St Lawrence Jewry

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199500

OS Grid Reference: TQ3245881325
OS Grid Coordinates: 532458, 181325
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5153, -0.0924

Location: Gresham Street, City of London, EC2V 5 EC2V 7AU

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC2V 7AU

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Church of St Lawrence Jewry
(Formerly listed as remains
of -Church of St Lawrence Jewry)
TQ 3281 SW 9/233 4.1.50.


16710-86, by Wren. Rectangular body with north aisle and west tower flanked by
vestibule and chapel. Interior destroyed in World War II and rebuilt in near facsimile
but with clergy house inserted into west end of north aisle. Exterior of Portland
stone with round arched windows and segmental arches to the attic or clerestory.
East elevation richly treated with engaged Corinthian portico on high pedestal,
with pediment against attic. South side has circular windows at either end above
doorways (eastern one now blocked). North side of rubble with Portland stone dressings.
Plain west front with 2 windows and central doorway with tower rising above. This
has an entablature and balustrade with 4 obelisks, crowned by a lead covered lantern
and spire. Fine interior with Corinthian pilasters supporting heavily beamed ceiling.
No old fittings.

Listing NGR: TQ3245881325

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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