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St Mary Le Bow

 

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  • St Mary Le Bow Church from Cheapside
  • The spire of St Mary Le Bow Church from Cheapside

Other Information

  • St Mary Le Bow is one of the numerous churches erected in and around the City of London by Sir Christopher Wren as part of the rebuilding following the fire of 1666.
  • St Mary Le Bow is immortalised in the rhyme Oranges and Lemons, and also in the famous story of Dick Whittington.
  • The church was almost completely destroyed by German bombing in World War 2. Rebuilding began in 1956 and was completed in 1961.

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Architect
Sir Christopher Wren
Main Contractor
Thomas Cartwright
Renovation Architect
Laurence King

Reference Data

Reference No.
925
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
08-11-2010
 

Building Location

Address
Cheapside, London. EC2
Council
City of London
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1671
Completion date
1673
Renovation Date
1961
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Baroque

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
68.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire
Roof Height (AOD)
84.30

Plant Floors
4

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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