CHURCH OF ST BRIDE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1064657
Date first listed:
04-Jan-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
10-Nov-1977
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST BRIDE, FLEET STREET EC4
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST BRIDE, ST BRIDE'S AVENUE EC4

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST BRIDE, FLEET STREET EC4
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST BRIDE, ST BRIDE'S AVENUE EC4

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 31556 81128

Details

FLEET STREET EC4 1. 5002 (South Side) Church of St Bride (Formerly listed as remains of Church of St Bride) TQ 3181 SE 8/169 4.1.50.

I GV

2. 1670-84, by Wren. Aisled nave with clerestory, shallow chancel and west tower flanked by lobbies. Interior burnt in World War II and reconstructed in near facsimile. Exterior faced with Portland stone. Tall, round-arched windows with elaborated 3 light window at east end. Pair of pedimented doorways on north side with circular windows above. Entablature and parapet to roof. Elliptical windows to clerestory. Large tower and stone steeple of great distinction. Reconstructed interior has coupled Doric columns supporting arcade and plaster vault. Gallery omitted and design of east end altered. Domed lobby under tower. One of Wren's finest interiors, now obscured by modern joinery. No old fittings survive. 2 stone figures of charity children from former school stand at west end. Single storeyed vestries etc attached to south side by church. Footings of earlier churches and other buildings going back to Roman times have been uncovered in crypt.



Listing NGR: TQ3155781126

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
199464
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 27 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/16782/21
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