© Mr Bob Manekshaw LRPS
CHURCH OF ST BENET, PAUL'S WHARF, UPPER THAMES STREET EC4 (north side)
CITY OF LONDON, CITY OF LONDON, GREATER LONDON
Mr Bob Manekshaw LRPS
01 October 2000
04 January 1950
Date of last amendment:
10 November 1977
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UPPER THAMES STREET EC4
Church of St Benet,
(Formerly listed under
Queen Victoria Street)
TQ 3180 NE 14/403
TQ 3280 NW 15/403 4.1.50.
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.