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Church of St Nicholas Cole Abbey

A Grade I Listed Building in Bread Street, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5121 / 51°30'43"N

Longitude: -0.0969 / 0°5'48"W

OS Eastings: 532161

OS Northings: 180959

OS Grid: TQ321809

Mapcode National: GBR QD.D3

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.88N4

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas Cole Abbey

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Last Amended: 10 November 1977

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079146

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199709

Location: City of London, London, EC4V

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Bread Street

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3280 NW 15/405 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET EC4
4-JAN-50 (North Side)
Church of St Nicholas Cole
Abbey (Formerly listed as
remains of Church of
St Nicholas Cole Abbey,.
Knightrider Street)

I

1671-81, by Sir Christopher Wren, on the site of an earlier church. Interior destroyed in World War II and reconstructed in near facsimile. Unaisled body with vestries at west end and tower in north west corner. Exterior of Portland stone with arched and corniced windows, entablature and high balustrade. West elevation irregular with exposed rubble and brickwork. Pedimented doorway towards west end of south side and in north face of tower. Tower has arched openings with pedimented cornice and blocking topped by 4 urns. The lead-covered spire has small oval and circular windows, gallery and weather vane Interior has beamed ceiling supported by Corinthian pilasters. 3 arched openings at west end are partly filled by vestries etc with gallery over. Original pulpit, font cover, altar rails and iron sword rest. See Colvin's Biographical Dictionary of Architects, 2nd Edition, P931.

Listing NGR: TQ3216180959

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