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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS COLE ABBEY

List entry Number: 1079146

Location

CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS COLE ABBEY, KNIGHTRIDER STREET EC4
CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS COLE ABBEY, QUEEN VICTORIA STREET EC4

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCity and County of the City of LondonLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 04-Jan-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 10-Nov-1977

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 199709

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History

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Details

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.



Listing NGR: TQ3216180959

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H , A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1995)

National Grid Reference: TQ 32161 80959

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