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Church of St Benet, Paul's Wharf

A Grade I Listed Building in City of London, London

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Latitude: 51.5117 / 51°30'42"N

Longitude: -0.0992 / 0°5'57"W

OS Eastings: 532000

OS Northings: 180907

OS Grid: TQ320809

Mapcode National: GBR PD.W8

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.78DH

Entry Name: Church of St Benet, Paul's Wharf

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Last Amended: 10 November 1977

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180700

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199790

Location: City of London, London, EC4V

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Queenhithe

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Church of St Benet,
Paul's Wharf
(Formerly listed under
Queen Victoria Street)
TQ 3180 NE 14/403
TQ 3280 NW 15/403 4.1.50.


1677 to 85, by Wren. Square compartment of 3 bays with north aisle and short west
aisle to south of west tower. Exterior of red brick with modest dressings of painted
stone and richly carved festoons above windows. Modillion eaves-cornice of timber.
Hipped, tiled roof, in 3 sections to north aisle. Blind panel to centre of east
front. Pedimented doorcase at south end of west aisle. Simple tower in 3 main
stages with quoins, circular and round-arched windows and stone frames, simply
mullioned belfry openings. Timber cornice capped by lead-covered cupola with lantern
and weathervane. Flat ceiled interior has order of Corinthian pilasters and colonnades
screening aisles, their high pedestals supporting galleries with carved fronts.
Vestry (formerly entrance vestibule) beneath west gallery. Entrance now under
tower. Fine, carved reredos communion table and rails, pulpit, west door, marble
font with corner etc. Modest sword-rest. Wall tablets. Marble paving. Inscribed
slabs. One of the least altered of Wren's churches.

Listing NGR: TQ3200080907

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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