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Church of St Lawrence Jewry

A Grade I Listed Building in Cheap, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5153 / 51°30'55"N

Longitude: -0.0925 / 0°5'32"W

OS Eastings: 532458

OS Northings: 181325

OS Grid: TQ324813

Mapcode National: GBR RB.DZ

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.B5ZP

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence Jewry

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Last Amended: 10 November 1977

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064673

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199500

Location: City of London, London, EC2V

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Cheap

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Vedast Foster Lane

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3281 SW 9/233
5002
4.1.50.


GRESHAM STREET EC2 (North Side)
Church of St Lawrence Jewry


(Formerly listed as Remains of Church of St Lawrence Jewry)


I


1670-86, by Wren. Rectangular body with north aisle and west tower flanked by
vestibule and chapel. Interior destroyed in World War II and rebuilt in near facsimile
but with clergy house inserted into west end of north aisle. Exterior of Portland
stone with round arched windows and segmental arches to the attic or clerestory.
East elevation richly treated with engaged Corinthian portico on high pedestal,
with pediment against attic. South side has circular windows at either end above
doorways (eastern one now blocked). North side of rubble with Portland stone dressings.
Plain west front with 2 windows and central doorway with tower rising above. This
has an entablature and balustrade with 4 obelisks, crowned by a lead covered lantern
and spire. Fine interior with Corinthian pilasters supporting heavily beamed ceiling.
No old fittings.

Listing NGR: TQ3245881325

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

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