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Church of St Katherine Cree

A Grade I Listed Building in City of London, London

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Latitude: 51.5135 / 51°30'48"N

Longitude: -0.079 / 0°4'44"W

OS Eastings: 533397

OS Northings: 181141

OS Grid: TQ333811

Mapcode National: GBR VC.DN

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.L734

Plus Code: 9C3XGW7C+9C

Entry Name: Church of St Katherine Cree

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064627

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199574

Location: Aldgate, City of London, London, EC3A

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Aldgate

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 Helen Bishopsgate

Church of England Diocese: London

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(North Side)
Church of St Katherine Cree
TQ 3381 SW 11/367 4.1.50.


1628 to 31. Tower circa 1504. Nearly rectangular, aisled building with clerestory
incorporating tower at south-west corner. Exterior of squared rubble and Portland
stone with 3-light windows of gothic form but stepped, flat heads. Plain parapets
to side aisles and cornice to clerestory. Arched south doorway at base of tower
with pair of Ionic columns supporting pediment. Tower very simple with round-arched
openings, 1 gothic window to west, plain parapet and wooden cupola with Doric colonnade
and lead covered dome. East elevation obscured by adjoining buildings. South
side has 2 elaborate rain water heads and pipes plus 3 plainer ones to clerestory
and 1 each to west and north sides. Large, square-headed west window now blocked.
Arched and corniced entrance beneath it with pair of simple late C18/early C19
iron gates. Interior has classical arcades with Corinthian columns, without entablature,
supporting semi-circular arches and pilastered clerestory. Ribbed plaster vault
of late gothic character. Square-headed east window with glazing of circular form.
Original, arched openings to north and east of tower. West organ gallery supported
on Corinthian colonnade with fine late C17 organ case. Mid C17 font and cover.
Doorcase dated 1693 and pulpit of similar date with simple (later ?) tester.
Royal arms. Monuments, especially to Sir Nicholas Throkmorton, 1570. Aisles now
enclosed by low screens. Vestry to north-east.

Listing NGR: TQ3339981139

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