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Cathedral Church of St Paul, City of London

Description: Cathedral Church of St Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199738

OS Grid Reference: TQ3204281141
OS Grid Coordinates: 532042, 181141
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5138, -0.0985

Location: St Paul's Church Yard, City of London, EC4M 8 EC4M 8BU

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC4M 8BU

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Listing Text

TQ3181 SE 8/210
TQ3218 SW 9/210


1675 to 1710 by Sir Christopher Wren. Rebuilding of mediaeval cathedral burnt
in Great Fire. Classical style, mainly of Portland stone, with central dome and
western towers. Large crypt. Contains important contemporary and later fittings
and monuments including a very few survivals from the previous church. C19 fittings, monuments, decorations etc of importance. Dome painted by Thornhill. Above the 2 west chapels are the library and music room. The south west tower contains a fine circular staircase. Elaborate steps with walls, piers, urns and gates to south transept. Broad steps to west front flanked by pedestals supporting decorative iron lamp standards by Lutyens.

Listing NGR: TQ3204281141

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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