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Church of St Mary Le Bow

A Grade I Listed Building in City of London, London

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Latitude: 51.5137 / 51°30'49"N

Longitude: -0.0936 / 0°5'36"W

OS Eastings: 532386

OS Northings: 181143

OS Grid: TQ323811

Mapcode National: GBR RC.4K

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.B6DX

Plus Code: 9C3XGW74+FH

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Le Bow

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Last Amended: 10 November 1977

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064696

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199370

Location: Cordwainer, City of London, London, EC2V

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Cordwainer

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 Mary le Bow Cheapside

Church of England Diocese: London

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(South Side)
Church of St Mary-le-Bow
(Formerly listed as Remains
of Church of St Mary-le-Bow)
TQ 3281 SW 9/243 4.1.50.


1670-83 by Wren. Crypt C12. Interior destroyed in World War II and reconstructed
in near facsimile. Square body of churoch has arcades of 3 bays separating wide
central aisle from very narrow aisles at either side. Exterior faced in red brick with dressings of Portland stone. East and west elevations have pedimented or gabled centres with 3 arched windows, flanked by narrower windows with circular openings above. Pedimented west door. The central south door is disused and there is an arched window to either side of it. The interior has a plaster vault supported by an order of engaged Corinthian columns. Clerestorey lighting. No old fittings. Large, plain, groin-vaulted lobby joins church to tower fronting Cheapside. One of Wren's largest and finest designs, this has an open ground storey and above a balconied window to the street is a bracketed clock. The pilastered belfry stage supports a balustrade with scrolled finials at the corners and a steeple with 2 orders of columns, the upper order renewed in granite in the C19. To the north of the church is a vestry and beneath this and the main building is a good but altered C12 crypt.

Listing NGR: TQ3238681139

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