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IoE Number: 199790
Location: CHURCH OF ST BENET, PAUL'S WHARF, UPPER THAMES STREET EC4 (north side)
  CITY OF LONDON, CITY OF LONDON, GREATER LONDON
Photographer: Mr Bob Manekshaw LRPS
Date Photographed: 01 October 2000
Date listed: 04 January 1950
Date of last amendment: 10 November 1977
Grade I

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UPPER THAMES STREET EC4 1. 5002 (North Side) Church of St Benet, Paul's Wharf (Formerly listed under Queen Victoria Street) TQ 3180 NE 14/403 TQ 3280 NW 15/403 4.1.50. I 2. 1677 to 85, by Wren. Square compartment of 3 bays with north aisle and short west aisle to south of west tower. Exterior of red brick with modest dressings of painted stone and richly carved festoons above windows. Modillion eaves-cornice of timber. Hipped, tiled roof, in 3 sections to north aisle. Blind panel to centre of east front. Pedimented doorcase at south end of west aisle. Simple tower in 3 main stages with quoins, circular and round-arched windows and stone frames, simply mullioned belfry openings. Timber cornice capped by lead-covered cupola with lantern and weathervane. Flat ceiled interior has order of Corinthian pilasters and colonnades screening aisles, their high pedestals supporting galleries with carved fronts. Vestry (formerly entrance vestibule) beneath west gallery. Entrance now under tower. Fine, carved reredos communion table and rails, pulpit, west door, marble font with corner etc. Modest sword-rest. Wall tablets. Marble paving. Inscribed slabs. One of the least altered of Wren's churches.

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