CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1359119
Date first listed:
04-Jan-1950
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, ABCHURCH LANE EC4

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, ABCHURCH LANE 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 32755 80927

Details

1. 5002 ABCHURCH LANE EC4 (West Side) Church of St Mary TQ 3280 NE 16/443

4.1.50.

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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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
199266
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: 01 Apr 2007
Reference: IOE01/16463/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Anthony Rau. Source Historic England Archive
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