An occasional saunter through the churches of the Square Mile                                
        An occasional saunter through the churches of the Square Mile

                                 
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A pleasing sight off of Ironmonger Lane, the long path through the former burial ground leading to the tower with its large casement door. The church had been rebuilt after the Great Fire in what Wayland Young thought a curious coffin-shape by the Wren workshop. It was one of the churches sold off in the 19th Century to raise money for the construction of churches elsewhere in the Diocese, and the 22,4000 received in 1892 was used to build the church of St Olave in Stoke Newington. The tower was kept and converted into the rectory for St Margaret Lothbury. It now appears to form part of an office complex with the post-war building behind. Nobody seemed to mind me wandering up to take a look.

Simon Knott, December 2015


location: Ironmonger Lane, Cheapside EC2V - 2/052
status: tower only, converted into offices, churchyard now courtyard
access: visible from street, courtyard accessible in office hours

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An occasional saunter through the churches of the Square Mile
                               
        An occasional saunter through the churches of the Square Mile