St Mary Somerset Tower, Upper Thames Street EC4 - City of London

Redundant church tower built between 1686-94 by Wren. The body of the church was destroyed in 1871. Work is well underway to convert the building for residential use, including an extension to the north of the tower, installation of new windows and repairs to the stonework and louvres.

St Mary Somerset Tower, Upper Thames Street EC4 - City of London
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: TOWER OF FORMER CHURCH OF ST MARY SOMERSET
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1358904
  • Local Planning Authority: City of London
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

  • Building Name: St Mary Somerset Tower
  • Street Name: Upper Thames Street
  • Postcode: EC4
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: City of London
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Cities of London and Westminster
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Local authority

Contact Details

Elizabeth Whitbourn 07889 808145

Next steps

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