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Church of St Bride

A Grade I Listed Building in Castle Baynard, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5138 / 51°30'49"N

Longitude: -0.1055 / 0°6'19"W

OS Eastings: 531556

OS Northings: 181129

OS Grid: TQ315811

Mapcode National: GBR NC.GJ

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.462W

Entry Name: Church of St Bride

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Last Amended: 10 November 1977

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064657

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199464

Location: City of London, London, EC4Y

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle Baynard

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Bride Fleet Street

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

FLEET STREET EC4
1.
5002
(South Side)
Church of St Bride
(Formerly listed as
remains of Church of St Bride)
TQ 3181 SE 8/169 4.1.50.

I GV

2.
1670-84, by Wren. Aisled nave with clerestory, shallow chancel and west tower
flanked by lobbies. Interior burnt in World War II and reconstructed in near facsimile.
Exterior faced with Portland stone. Tall, round-arched windows with elaborated
3 light window at east end. Pair of pedimented doorways on north side with circular
windows above. Entablature and parapet to roof. Elliptical windows to clerestory.
Large tower and stone steeple of great distinction. Reconstructed interior has
coupled Doric columns supporting arcade and plaster vault. Gallery omitted and
design of east end altered. Domed lobby under tower. One of Wren's finest interiors,
now obscured by modern joinery. No old fittings survive. 2 stone figures of charity
children from former school stand at west end. Single storeyed vestries etc attached
to south side by church. Footings of earlier churches and other buildings going
back to Roman times have been uncovered in crypt.

Listing NGR: TQ3155781126

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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