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Church of St Edmund, City of London

Description: Church of St Edmund

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199590

OS Grid Reference: TQ3289581020
OS Grid Coordinates: 532895, 181020
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5125, -0.0863

Location: 2 George Yard, City of London, EC3V 9 EC3V 9AA

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC3V 9AA

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Church of St Edmund
TQ 3281 SE 10/302 4.1.50.


1670 to 79, by Wren. Simple rectangular body incorporating south tower. Shallow
chancel to north. Exterior of Portland stone with round-arched windows simple
corniced east elevation now with 3 windows. Corniced south door flanked by low,
rectangular openings and 3 larger windows above. Crowning cornice with central
pediment and parapet swept up to tower, flanked by urns. Central, bracketed clock.
Upper stage of tower has large, single openings and bracketed cornice topped by
parapet and urns. Lead covered, octagonal lantern and spire. Open pediment to
chancel. North elevation hidden by adjoining buildings. Plain interior with blind,
arched panels repeating pattern of windows. Coved ceiling with semi-vault to chancel.
Tower flanked by lobbies with altered gallery above. Original fittings include
good reredos, pulpit, communion table and rails, doorcases, stalls, organ case
(in 2 parts), font with cover and rails, wainscot etc. Paintings of Moses and
Aaron. Wall tablets. Modern vestry etc at east end.

Listing NGR: TQ3289281015

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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