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© Mr Bob Manekshaw LRPS

IoE Number: 199709
Location: REMAINS OF CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS COLE ABBEY, KNIGHTRIDER STREET
  CITY OF LONDON, CITY OF LONDON, GREATER LONDON
Photographer: Mr Bob Manekshaw LRPS
Date Photographed: 29 September 2002
Date listed: 04 January 1950
Date of last amendment: 10 November 1977
Grade I

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TQ 3280 NW 15/405 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET EC4 4-JAN-50 (North Side) Church of St Nicholas Cole Abbey (Formerly listed as remains of Church of St Nicholas Cole Abbey,. Knightrider Street) I 1671-81, by Sir Christopher Wren, on the site of an earlier church. Interior destroyed in World War II and reconstructed in near facsimile. Unaisled body with vestries at west end and tower in north west corner. Exterior of Portland stone with arched and corniced windows, entablature and high balustrade. West elevation irregular with exposed rubble and brickwork. Pedimented doorway towards west end of south side and in north face of tower. Tower has arched openings with pedimented cornice and blocking topped by 4 urns. The lead-covered spire has small oval and circular windows, gallery and weather vane Interior has beamed ceiling supported by Corinthian pilasters. 3 arched openings at west end are partly filled by vestries etc with gallery over. Original pulpit, font cover, altar rails and iron sword rest. See Colvin's Biographical Dictionary of Architects, 2nd Edition, P931.

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