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Church of St. Edmund the King

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Identification

Church of St. Edmund the King
the Church of St. Edmund the King and Martyr
210378

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • The church is dedicated to Edmund, who became the King of East Anglia in 855AD. There was an earlier church on the site, known as 'St. Edmund towards Garcherche' at the end of the 13th Century and 'St Edmund de Lombardestrete' by the middle of the 14th.
  • The main body of the church was built between 1670 and 1676 following the Great Fire, and the spire was added later in 1706.
  • The church is unusual in that it runs north to south rather than the standard west to east, the altar being at the northern end of the church.
  • The church was begun by Sir Christopher Wren but was completed by Robert Hooke.
  • The church was damaged by Zeppelin bombing during the First World War.

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Location

Lombard Street
Lombard Street
EC1
City of London
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

136.15 ft
136.15 ft
1670
1706

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