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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Cornhill, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5133 / 51°30'47"N

Longitude: -0.0846 / 0°5'4"W

OS Eastings: 533010

OS Northings: 181108

OS Grid: TQ330811

Mapcode National: GBR TC.4Q

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.H748

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192245

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199403

Location: City of London, London, EC3V

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Cornhill

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Peter Upon Cornhill

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

CORNHILL EC3
1.
5002
(South Side)
Church of St Peter
TQ 3281 SE 10/315
TQ 3381 SW 11/315 4 .1. 50.

I

2.
1677 to 87, by Wren, incorporating base of mediaeval tower. Aisled body with tower
to south-west and vestry north of it. North porch. Exterior much obscured by
adjoining buildings. Tower of red brick; rest apparently of stone, now painted.
North elevation has 3 enriched, round arched Windows rising above 2 storeyed shop
building. High panelled attic. Porch set forward with segmentally arched doorway,
pair of Ionic columns and piers, and parapet above entablature. South elevation
plainer with corniced doorway beneath western window. East elevation arcaded and
pilastered above high base. Pedimented attic with round arched and 2 circular
windows etc. Tower, with dressings of moulded brick, has simple, round arched
windows to 2 lower storeys and arcaded and pilastered belfry stage. Stone cornice
and copper roofed done with lantern and spire. Interior has pilastered piers with
high bases supporting arcade and plaster barrel vault (possibly renewed), and cross
vaults to aisles. West gallery with organ. Original fittings include low reredos
and panelling at east end, elaborate chancel screen, fine carved pulpit and tester,
carved marble font with cover, doorcases plain wainscot etc.

Listing NGR: TQ3300781106

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