British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

The City Temple, City of London

Description: The City Temple

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 November 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 199520

OS Grid Reference: TQ3150981509
OS Grid Coordinates: 531509, 181509
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5172, -0.1060

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC4A 3BL

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

(South Side)
The City Temple and No 30½
TQ 3181 NW 1/9
TQ 3181 NE 2/9
TQ 3181 SW 7/9
TQ 3181 SE 8/9


Includes No 49 Shoe Lane. -- -
1873, by H F Lockwood, all but the north front and south-west corner rebuilt by
Seely and Paget following war damage. Honey coloured stone. The north front has
central 2 storeyed Palladian distyle portico in antis, with Corinthian order superimposed
on Tuscan, and pedimented entablature with sculptured tympanum The flanking bays
have channelled ground floor with vermiculated voussoirs to round-headed windows,
and 1st floor with aedicular windows and crowning cornice. The right hand bay
carries a lofty 2 stage tower, the lower stage having a Corinthian order of square
corner columns coupled with half columns flanking round headed windows; the entablature
including a frieze carved with wreaths and swags, the upper stage having diagonally
projecting coupled Composite columns flanking round headed windows and supporting
an octagonal drum surmounted by a copper cupola with gilded cross.

Listing NGR: TQ3149981494

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.