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Church of St Martin, City of London

Description: Church of St Martin

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199609

OS Grid Reference: TQ3180281172
OS Grid Coordinates: 531802, 181172
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5141, -0.1020

Location: Ludgate Hill, City of London, EC4M 7 EC4M 7DE

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC4M 7DE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Remains of Roman and Medieval Wall and Gateway W of Boundary of Stationers' Hall to Ludgate Hill, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(North Side)
Church of St Martin
TQ 3181 SE 8/189 4.1.50.


1677-87, by Wren. Body of church square with order of 4 composite columns and
pilasters defining barrel-vaulted Greek Cross. Flat-ceiled corner compartments.
3 arched openings to south containing entrance lobbies (altered) and vestry, with
gallery over. 3 carved doorcases. West gallery with carved organ case. Carved
pulpit, reredos, doorcase to north vestry and white marble font with wooden cover.
East and west sides of church obscured. South front of Portland stone with 3 doorways
(2 disused) and 3 windows above. Centre rises as tower flanked by large consoles
above parapet. Octagonal upper stage and shaped spire with gallery. Rear elevation
(to garden of Stationers' Hall) of red brick with slight Portland stone dressings
and rendered parapet with small central gable over circular window. Single storeyed
vestry apparently of late C17 but partly rendered and partly refaced.

Listing NGR: TQ3180281172

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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