TQ3181 : St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrew's Street / Holborn Viaduct, EC4

near to London, City of London, Great Britain

St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrew's Street / Holborn Viaduct, EC4
St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrew's Street / Holborn Viaduct, EC4
St Andrew’s first appears in written records in AD 951, but when the crypt was excavated in 2002, Roman pottery was discovered. The original wooden church was replaced by a stone one in the 15th Century, of which only the tower now remains. In the Great Fire of London in 1666, the medieval church was only saved at the last minute by a change in the wind direction. As it was already in a bad state of repair, it was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren. He rebuilt from the foundations and clad the tower in marble. In April 1941, the church was bombed and gutted. All that remained of the original building was the exterior walls and tower. It was eventually decided that the church should be restored “stone for stone and brick for brick” to the original Wren designs. For more info, see LinkExternal link. At the foot of the tower on the west side there are two Bluecoat statues - see TQ3181 : St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrew's Street / Holborn Viaduct, EC4 - Bluecoat boy and girl statues.
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Wednesday, 9 November, 2011   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 16 November, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 31470 81527 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.0424N 0:6.3971W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 31517 81548
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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