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Church of St Magnus the Martyr

A Grade I Listed Building in City of London, London

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Latitude: 51.5093 / 51°30'33"N

Longitude: -0.0862 / 0°5'10"W

OS Eastings: 532910

OS Northings: 180671

OS Grid: TQ329806

Mapcode National: GBR SF.S3

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.GB98

Plus Code: 9C3XGW57+PG

Entry Name: Church of St Magnus the Martyr

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064601

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199606

Also known as: Parish and Pilgrimage Church of St Magnus the Martyr
St Magnus the Martyr

ID on this website: 101064601

Location: City of London, London, EC3R

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Bridge

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Magnus Lower Thames Street

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: Church of England parish church English Baroque

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(South Side)
Church of St Magnus
the Martyr
TQ 3280 NE 16/429 4.1.50.


1671 to 87, steeple finished 1705. By Wren. Rectangular, aisled building with
clerestory. West tower formerly embraced by aisles - now shortened. Round arched
windows, those to north formed as circles within long panels. Concealed south
elevation rendered, as in whole of clerestory with circular openings. East side,
recently exposed, of rubble, patched with brick; single opening blocked. North
elevation of Portland stone with modest cornice and blocking. 3 windows set forward,
formerly in centre, with pedimented doorway and circular opening above enriched
with carved festoon. Richer west front with much of original masonry reset. Tower
now pierced by archway to north and south with pilasters, pediment and fine doorway
to west. Multiple pedestal stage above with bracketed clock dated 1709. Round
arched belfry opening and crowning entablature topped by pierced parapet with pairs
of urns to corner dies. High lantern, pilastered and arcaded, with lead-covered
dome, small lantern and spire. Interior has altered Ionic colonnade on octagonal
bases, supporting later C18 plaster barrel-vault and flat ceilings to aisles.
West organ gallery (fine case) supported partly on pair of wrought iron columns
with enclosed vestibule below. Large and fine reredos with added figures etc and
2 painted panels of Moses and Aaron. 2 good doorcases (displaced) also pulpit
with tester, high pews to west, wainscot, wrought iron altar rail and sword rest

Listing NGR: TQ3291080671

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