Burnt-out shell of St Nicholas Cole Abbey, Queen Victoria Street, City of London, seen from Watling Street

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RIBApix ref no RIBA38555
Architect/DesignerWren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723)
Artist/PhotographerDell & Wainwright
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1681
Image Date1940
Library ReferenceAP99/17
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: A third of the City's buildings were destroyed by aerial attack between September 1940 and March 1945. This was one of the first City churches to be designed by Wren and rebuilt in 1671-1678. Some restoration was undertaken in 1928-1931, but the church was completely gutted by incendiary bombs in May 1941. Reconstruction was undertaken by Arthur Bailey in 1961-1962, the church being rededicated in 1962.

Subject tags

belfries, bell towers, churches, ruins, bomb sites