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Church of St Olave, City of London

Description: Church of St Olave

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199509

OS Grid Reference: TQ3337280859
OS Grid Coordinates: 533372, 180859
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5109, -0.0795

Location: 8 Hart Street, City of London, EC3R 7 EC3R 7AE

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC3R 7AE

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Church of St Olave
(Formerly listed as remains
of Church of St Olave)
TQ 3380 NW 17/483 4.1.50.


C15 incorporating crypt and other work of late C13. Timber roof destroyed in World
War II and renewed. Nearly square body with north and south aisles of 3 bays.
Clerestory. Westward extension of nave and south-west tower. C19 (?) south porch
and south-east vestry added in 1661. Exterior of squared rubble, much repaired.
Shaped coping to parapets. Clerestory, north aisle etc now of Portland stone.
Tower has octagonal turret to south-west and upper stage of yellow brick dating
from 1731 to 32 by J Widdows (?) Round-arched windows with circular openings above.
Stone cornice with parapet. Octagonal timber lantern with domed copper roof. Bracketed
clock to east. Interior has unplastered rubble walls. Fittings include late C17
pulpit, communion rails,sword rests etc. Mid C18 communion table. Modern west
gallery and organ. Good monuments. Vestry of brick, now cemented, with slated
roof and south gable. Interior retains original panelling and plaster ceiling.

Listing NGR: TQ3337180856

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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