The Guild Church of St. Benet - Paul's Wharf (London, UK)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 51° 30.701 W 000° 05.956
30U E 701277 N 5710718
Quick Description: Baroque Guild Church of St. Benet, a work of prominent court architect Christopher Wren, is the Welsh Anglican church of the City of London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/3/2014 11:28:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMM76C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

Baroque Guild Church of St. Benet, located just to the side of Queen Victoria Street, a work of prominent court architect Christopher Wren, is the Welsh Anglican church of the City of London.

This small church, staying at the site of old medieval church destroyed in the Fire of London, was constructed between 1677-1685. St. Benet is built of darkened red brick with edges, corners and window surrounds of Portland Stone. From the outside, it is notable for its short square tower with lead-covered steeple above, and also for its relatively large arched windows. It is rather small, rather square, though this is more notable from the inside than the outside. Above each of the windows is a complicated carved festoon of fruits and flowers, similar in overall shape from one to the next, but each with different component vegetation. At the end of the 19th Century this little church passed to the Welsh Anglican Church. St. Benet remains the only original and unaltered Wren's building in London, which survived damage during the WWII.

Style: Baroque

Type of building (structure): Large religious building (church, monastery, synagogue...)

Date of origin:: 1677-1685

Architect(s): Christopher Wren

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

Address:
The Guild Church of St. Benet Paul's Wharf Queen Victoria Street EC4V 4ER London United Kingdom


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