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IoE Number: 199574
Photographer: Mr Alan Simpson LRPS
Date Photographed: 05 May 2002
Date listed: 04 January 1950
Date of last amendment: 04 January 1950
Grade I

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LEADENHALL STREET EC35002(North Side)Church of St Katherine CreeTQ 3381 SW 11/3674.1.50.

LEADENHALL STREET EC3 1. 5002 (North Side) Church of St Katherine Cree TQ 3381 SW 11/367 4.1.50. I 2. 1628 to 31. Tower circa 1504. Nearly rectangular, aisled building with clerestory incorporating tower at south-west corner. Exterior of squared rubble and Portland stone with 3-light windows of gothic form but stepped, flat heads. Plain parapets to side aisles and cornice to clerestory. Arched south doorway at base of tower with pair of Ionic columns supporting pediment. Tower very simple with round-arched openings, 1 gothic window to west, plain parapet and wooden cupola with Doric colonnade and lead covered dome. East elevation obscured by adjoining buildings. South side has 2 elaborate rain water heads and pipes plus 3 plainer ones to clerestory and 1 each to west and north sides. Large, square-headed west window now blocked. Arched and corniced entrance beneath it with pair of simple late C18/early C19 iron gates. Interior has classical arcades with Corinthian columns, without entablature, supporting semi-circular arches and pilastered clerestory. Ribbed plaster vault of late gothic character. Square-headed east window with glazing of circular form. Original, arched openings to north and east of tower. West organ gallery supported on Corinthian colonnade with fine late C17 organ case. Mid C17 font and cover. Doorcase dated 1693 and pulpit of similar date with simple (later ?) tester. Royal arms. Monuments, especially to Sir Nicholas Throkmorton, 1570. Aisles now enclosed by low screens. Vestry to north-east.

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