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Church of St Michael Paternoster Royal

A Grade I Listed Building in City of London, London

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Latitude: 51.5112 / 51°30'40"N

Longitude: -0.0921 / 0°5'31"W

OS Eastings: 532493

OS Northings: 180866

OS Grid: TQ324808

Mapcode National: GBR RD.GG

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.C85V

Plus Code: 9C3XGW65+F5

Entry Name: Church of St Michael Paternoster Royal

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286707

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199391

Location: Dowgate, City of London, London, EC4R

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Dowgate

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 James Garlickhythe

Church of England Diocese: London

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(North Side)
Church of St Michael
Paternoster Royal
TQ 3280 NW 15/416
TQ 3280 NE 16/416 4.1.50.


1686 to 94, tower completed 1713, by Wren. Damaged in World War II and restored
with internal alterations at west end etc. Simple compartment, now reduced to
4 windows north and south, with cove to flat ceiling. South-west tower with modem
lobby to east of it and offices etc on several floors to north. Main elevations
of Portland stone. 5 round-arched windows to south with corniced doorway beneath
western opening. Main cornice with high blocking and balustrade. Similar west
front of 2 bays. Doorway here and to south with lamp bracket over. East front
of red brick and stone. 3 windows. Central attic with circular window, flanked
by consoles. Low vestry rebuilt. North front also of brick and stone. Tower
continues treatment of adjoining elevations then short stage with circular windows.
Mullioned and corniced belfry openings. Main entablature topped by pierced parapet
with 4 urns. Octagonal, stone lantern in 3 stages with order of Ionic columns
to lowest and crowning weather vane. Plain interior has some decorative mouldings
to ceiling. Modern west gallery and wainscot, east doorcases etc largely or wholly
renewed. Good original reredos and pulpit, composite lectern etc. 2 sword rests
and hat stand. Carved figures of Moses and Aaron. Large brass chandelier. Wall
monuments. Later C19 font of coloured marbles. Organ case at least partly old.

Listing NGR: TQ3249980865

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