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Church of St Mary Woolnoth, King William Street, City of London EC3 - City of London

This church, built 1716-1727 by Nicholas Hawksmoor on a tight site between Lombard Street and King William Street in the City of London, is an exceptional design. In 1875-6 William Butterfield raised the chancel floor and removed the galleries, setting the carved fronts against the walls. The west side of the square plan church is dominated by a baroque tower. There is settlement in the tower causing cracks which need to be monitored. Elsewhere asphalt roofing needs to be repaired, along with the nave parapet to Lombard Street.

Church of St Mary Woolnoth, King William Street, City of London EC3 - City of London
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St Mary Woolnoth, Lombard Street Ec3
  • Heritage Category: Listed Place of Worship grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1064620
  • Local Planning Authority: City of London
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

  • Building Name: Church of St Mary Woolnoth
  • Street Name: King William Street
  • Postcode: EC3
  • Locality: City of London
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: City of London
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Cities of London and Westminster
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority Category: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Owner Type: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA
  • New Entry: Yes

Contact Details

Ian Harper 020 7973 3786

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England