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Church of All Hallows by the Tower

A Grade I Listed Building in City of London, London

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Latitude: 51.5094 / 51°30'33"N

Longitude: -0.0793 / 0°4'45"W

OS Eastings: 533385

OS Northings: 180687

OS Grid: TQ333806

Mapcode National: GBR VF.B3

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.KBX8

Plus Code: 9C3XGW5C+Q7

Entry Name: Church of All Hallows by the Tower

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064671

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199494

Location: Tower, City of London, London, EC3R

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Tower

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: All Hallows-by-the-Tower

Church of England Diocese: London

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26/02/2013

TQ 3380 NW 17/474

Church of All Hallows by the Tower

(Formerly listed as Church of All Hallows, Barking by the Tower)


Saxon and medieval building with brick tower of 1658 to 9. Burnt in World War
II. Arcades, centre of east end, roof and steeple rebuilt to new design by Seeley
and Paget. Old walls, largely refaced, are of squared rubble in C15 style. 2
storeyed north porch and vestry, late Cl9 or early C20 in ornamental gothic style.
3 storeyed, C20 south-west wing of brick and stone. Plain tower of red brick with
wooden, modillion cornice and elaborate, copper covered steeple rising through
circular balustrade of Portland stone. Crypt under south-east chapel. Some fittings
from old church survive including canopied stone monument to Sir John Cooke, 1477,
and a number of medieval brasses. Also very fine late C17 font cover, sword rests,
stair balustrade etc. In crypt are remains of later C2 or C3. Roman house including
part of a corridor and adjacent rooms. Ragstone walls, half timbered partitions
and tessellated floor (preserved below tower) (358 and 359). Later C7 or C8.
Aisleless church built of reused Roman material and incorporated in the early medieval
church. Arched doorway with Roman brick drawings, probably to former porticus,
at west end of church.

Listing NGR: TQ3338580687

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