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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in City of London, City of London

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Latitude: 51.5132 / 51°30'47"N

Longitude: -0.0854 / 0°5'7"W

OS Eastings: 532951

OS Northings: 181102

OS Grid: TQ329811

Mapcode National: GBR SC.YQ

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.G7P9

Plus Code: 9C3XGW77+7R

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286688

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199400

Location: City of London, London, EC3V

County: City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Cornhill

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Michael Cornhill

Church of England Diocese: London

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(South Side)
Church of St Michael
TQ 3281 SE 10/312 4.1.50.


1670 to 77, by Wren. Tower 1715 to 21 by Hawksmoor. Remodelled and refitted circa 1860 by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Aisled body with arcades on Doric columns. Plaster vaults. Circular clerestory windows and circular top lights to aisles. West tower, open to church, with vestibule to south and porch, entirely by Scott, to north. Most of exterior is obscured by adjoining buildings. South side of nave of Portland stone with 4 round arched windows filled with C19 tracery. Clerestory rendered with wooden cornice. Tower in gothic style of Portland stone, in 4 main stages. Polygonal turrets with ogee caps. Very rich gothic porch of Portland stone with shafts of polished pink granite to archway and much carving. 1st World War memorial, by Richard Goulden, attached to north-west corner. Small bronze group on narrow stone pedestal. Interior owes nearly as much to Scott as to Wren. Venetian renaissance tracery to windows with fine stained glass. Circular east window above reredos of coloured marble incorporating C17 paintings of Moses and Aaron. Altar rails, tiled pavement to choir, elaborate pulpit and lectern, pews etc all mid C19. C17 marble font on new base and carving of pelican. Good wall memorials.

Listing NGR: TQ3295081099

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 30 October 2017.

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