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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Candlewick, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5117 / 51°30'42"N

Longitude: -0.0883 / 0°5'17"W

OS Eastings: 532755

OS Northings: 180927

OS Grid: TQ327809

Mapcode National: GBR SD.98

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.F85H

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1359119

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199266

Location: City of London, London, EC4N

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Candlewick

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Stephen Walbrook

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

1.
5002 ABCHURCH LANE EC4
(West Side)

Church of St Mary
TQ 3280 NE 16/443

4.1.50.

I GV


2.
1681 to 87 by Wren.
Nearly square body with plaster vault supporting large dome. North-west tower
with gallery to south of it. Plain exterior of red brick with dressings of Portland stone. Moulded brick band and parapet hipped, slated roof. Large, segmentally-arched window to each front (north side obscured) flanked by round-arched openingswith circular ones above. Arched and corniced door under western window on south side. West front altered. Plain tower in 4 stages with round-arched and circular openings. Lowest stage now rendered with arched and corniced doorway. Square lead covered dome with plain lantern and spire. Interior remarkable for its dome, which has decorative paintings extending into the splayed reveals of 4 elliptical dormers. Vault springs from enriched corbels and from Corinthian column and pilaster defining west gallery which has enclosed vestry beneath northern half. Very fine original reredos by Grinling Gibbons 1686, pulpit with tester, font with cover and rails, organ case and gallery front, doorcases wall pews, 2 sword rests etc. Stone doorway to octagonal, domed lobby in base of tower. God wall monuments. One of the least altered of Wren's churches.

Listing NGR: TQ3275480927

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