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IoE Number: 199606
Location: CHURCH OF ST MAGNUS THE MARTYR, LOWER THAMES STREET EC3 (south side)
  CITY OF LONDON, CITY OF LONDON, GREATER LONDON
Photographer: Mr Jim Buckley LRPS
Date Photographed: 11 June 2001
Date listed: 04 January 1950
Date of last amendment: 04 January 1950
Grade I

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LOWER THAMES STREET EC35002(South Side)Church of St Magnusthe Martyr

LOWER THAMES STREET EC3 1. 5002 (South Side) Church of St Magnus the Martyr TQ 3280 NE 16/429 4.1.50. I 2. 1671 to 87, steeple finished 1705. By Wren. Rectangular, aisled building with clerestory. West tower formerly embraced by aisles - now shortened. Round arched windows, those to north formed as circles within long panels. Concealed south elevation rendered, as in whole of clerestory with circular openings. East side, recently exposed, of rubble, patched with brick; single opening blocked. North elevation of Portland stone with modest cornice and blocking. 3 windows set forward, formerly in centre, with pedimented doorway and circular opening above enriched with carved festoon. Richer west front with much of original masonry reset. Tower now pierced by archway to north and south with pilasters, pediment and fine doorway to west. Multiple pedestal stage above with bracketed clock dated 1709. Round arched belfry opening and crowning entablature topped by pierced parapet with pairs of urns to corner dies. High lantern, pilastered and arcaded, with lead-covered dome, small lantern and spire. Interior has altered Ionic colonnade on octagonal bases, supporting later C18 plaster barrel-vault and flat ceilings to aisles. West organ gallery (fine case) supported partly on pair of wrought iron columns with enclosed vestibule below. Large and fine reredos with added figures etc and 2 painted panels of Moses and Aaron. 2 good doorcases (displaced) also pulpit with tester, high pews to west, wainscot, wrought iron altar rail and sword rest etc.

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