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Church of St Olave

A Grade I Listed Building in City of London, London

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Latitude: 51.5109 / 51°30'39"N

Longitude: -0.0795 / 0°4'46"W

OS Eastings: 533372

OS Northings: 180859

OS Grid: TQ333808

Mapcode National: GBR VD.9K

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.K9V2

Plus Code: 9C3XGW6C+96

Entry Name: Church of St Olave

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Last Amended: 10 November 1977

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064676

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199509

ID on this website: 101064676

Location: Whitechapel, 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: St Olave Hart Street

Church of England Diocese: London

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(South Side)
Church of St Olave
(Formerly listed as remains
of Church of St Olave)
TQ 3380 NW 17/483 4.1.50.


C15 incorporating crypt and other work of late C13. Timber roof destroyed in World
War II and renewed. Nearly square body with north and south aisles of 3 bays.
Clerestory. Westward extension of nave and south-west tower. C19 (?) south porch
and south-east vestry added in 1661. Exterior of squared rubble, much repaired.
Shaped coping to parapets. Clerestory, north aisle etc now of Portland stone.
Tower has octagonal turret to south-west and upper stage of yellow brick dating
from 1731 to 32 by J Widdows (?) Round-arched windows with circular openings above.
Stone cornice with parapet. Octagonal timber lantern with domed copper roof. Bracketed
clock to east. Interior has unplastered rubble walls. Fittings include late C17
pulpit, communion rails,sword rests etc. Mid C18 communion table. Modern west
gallery and organ. Good monuments. Vestry of brick, now cemented, with slated
roof and south gable. Interior retains original panelling and plaster ceiling.

Listing NGR: TQ3337180856

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