Belfry of St Mary Somerset, Upper Thames Street, City of London, under restoration

RIBApix ref no RIBA6857
Architect/DesignerWren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1694
Image Date1957
ViewExterior
StyleBaroque
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/CHU/847 (ES3771?)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The body of this church, built in 1686-1694, was demolished in 1871. The fittings of the church were removed to St Mary's, Britannia Street, Hoxton. The distinctive eight pinnacles of the remaining tower were removed after World War II following bomb damage. The tower was designated a Grade I listed building in 1950 and was restored by the City of London Corporation in 1956.

Subject tags

belfries, bell towers, churches, warehouses, bomb sites