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St Brides Church

 

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  • St Bride's Church off Fleet Street

Other Information

  • The original church on this site was founded by St Bridget of Ireland in the 7th century.
  • The church was wrecked in the blitz and the rebuilding was paid for by the newspaper propieters on Fleet Street as they regarded it as their local church.
  • The Norman church on the site was built shortly after 1066 and even held the English Parliament in the 13th century. It burned down in the Great Fire of London.
  • This was the most expensive parish church built by Wren. The cost was such that the spire had to be added over 30 years after the original work had started.
  • The multi levelled tiers of the spire are said to be the inspiration for wedding cakes.

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Architect
Sir Christopher Wren

Reference Data

Reference No.
1296
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
23-01-2008
 

Building Location

Address
Fleet Street, London. EC4Y 8AU
Council
City of London
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1666
Construction start date
1667
Completion date
1703

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
69.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


Metres > Feet