TQ3180 : St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe Church, London

taken 8 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe Church, London
St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe Church, London
First mentioned around 1170, St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe was almost certainly founded considerably earlier. During the 13th century the church was a part of Baynard's Castle, an ancient royal residence. In 1361, Edward III moved his Royal Wardrobe (a storehouse for Royal accoutrements, housing arms and clothing among other personal items of the Crown) from the Tower of London to just north of the church. It was from this association that the church acquired its unique name.The Wardrobe and the church, however, were both lost in the Great Fire of London in 1666. Of the 51 churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire, St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe is among the simplest of his designs; it was rebuilt in 1695. The church was again destroyed during the London blitz by German bombing; only the tower and walls survived. It was rebuilt and rededicated in 1961. LinkExternal link LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 October, 2009
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Church (Church of England)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 319 809 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.7199N 0:6.0386W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 319 808
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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