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Description: Church of St Magnus the Martyr
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199606
OS Grid Reference: TQ3291080671
OS Grid Coordinates: 532910, 180671
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5093, -0.0862
LOWER THAMES STREET EC3
Church of St Magnus
TQ 3280 NE 16/429 4.1.50.
1671 to 87, steeple finished 1705. By Wren. Rectangular, aisled building with
clerestory. West tower formerly embraced by aisles - now shortened. Round arched
windows, those to north formed as circles within long panels. Concealed south
elevation rendered, as in whole of clerestory with circular openings. East side,
recently exposed, of rubble, patched with brick; single opening blocked. North
elevation of Portland stone with modest cornice and blocking. 3 windows set forward,
formerly in centre, with pedimented doorway and circular opening above enriched
with carved festoon. Richer west front with much of original masonry reset. Tower
now pierced by archway to north and south with pilasters, pediment and fine doorway
to west. Multiple pedestal stage above with bracketed clock dated 1709. Round
arched belfry opening and crowning entablature topped by pierced parapet with pairs
of urns to corner dies. High lantern, pilastered and arcaded, with lead-covered
dome, small lantern and spire. Interior has altered Ionic colonnade on octagonal
bases, supporting later C18 plaster barrel-vault and flat ceilings to aisles.
West organ gallery (fine case) supported partly on pair of wrought iron columns
with enclosed vestibule below. Large and fine reredos with added figures etc and
2 painted panels of Moses and Aaron. 2 good doorcases (displaced) also pulpit
with tester, high pews to west, wainscot, wrought iron altar rail and sword rest
Listing NGR: TQ3291080671
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Source: English Heritage
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