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St Lawrence Jewry

St Lawrence Jewry

June 2011
St Lawrence Jewry

St Lawrence Jewry

June 2011

St Lawrence Jewry

Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AA

Description of St Lawrence Jewry

St Lawrence Jewry is a church designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the City of London.

Work began in 1670 and was completed in 1687. It was one of Wren's most expensive City Churches.

During the second world war, the church was extensively damaged but not completely destroyed on 29th December 1940.

Restored in 1957, it is now the official Church of the Corporation of London. Like most Wren Churches few walls are at right angles but the 'sumptuous barn' white interior with its gold-leaf and chandeliers is spectacular. The church was described by Sir John Betjeman as 'very municipal, very splendid.' It was designated a Grade I listed on January 4, 1950.


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