St Olave Hart Street, City of London: entrance to the churchyard on Seething Lane showing the remaining squat square belfry of stone and brick

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RIBApix ref no RIBA48745
Artist/PhotographerDell & Wainwright
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1732
Image Date1941
StyleClassical Revival
Library ReferenceAP505/153 (DWN 8795)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This church, built in Perpendicular Gothic style, dates from c.1450 with the tower being added in 1732. The distinctive churchyard gateway decorated with skulls carved in stone dates from 1658. It was one of the few churches to escape the Great Fire of London in 1666, yet ironically it was gutted during the Blitz by enemy action in 1941. It was designated a Grade I listed building in 1950 and was fully restored in 1954.

Subject tags

brickwork, cemeteries, belfries, bell towers, churches, arches, entrances, stone, gateways