All Hallows by Tower London, England

All Hallows by Tower
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Originally founded in 675 as part of an abbey, All Hallows by the Tower was constructed over the ruins of a Roman building. Its proximity to the Tower of London has given it many royal and historic associations over the centuries.

Go Historic ID
249317
Best Known As
All Hallows by Tower
Full Name
All Hallows by Tower
Also Known As
All Hallows by the Tower
All Hallows-by-the-Tower
Coordinates
51.509357° N, 0.079393° W  (map)
Address
Byward Street
London, England
EC3R 5BJ
Tags
Romanesque 1000-1200
Gothic style/period
London England
Europe continent
UK Europe
England United Kingdom
Website
Phone
0207 481 2928

National Heritage List for England Data

Listing Type
listed building
Listing Status

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

List Entry ID
1064671
Date Listed
1/4/1950
Grade
I
Location
CHURCH OF ALL HALLOWS, BARKING BY THE TOWER, GREAT TOWER STREET EC3CHURCH OF ALL HALLOWS, BYWARD STREET EC3CHURCH OF ALL HALLOWS, TOWER HILL EC3
District
City and County of the City of London
County
Greater London Authority
Description

GREAT TOWER STREET EC3 1. 5002 (North Side) Church of All Hallows, Barking by the Tower TQ 3380 NW 17/474 4.1.50. I 2. Saxon and medieval building with brick tower of 1658 to 9. Burnt in World War II. Arcades, centre of east end, roof and steeple rebuilt to new design by Seeley and Paget. Old walls, largely refaced, are of squared rubble in C15 style... view full text

Listed Building Description

GREAT TOWER STREET EC3 1. 5002 (North Side) Church of All Hallows, Barking by the Tower TQ 3380 NW 17/474 4.1.50.

I

2. Saxon and medieval building with brick tower of 1658 to 9. Burnt in World War II. Arcades, centre of east end, roof and steeple rebuilt to new design by Seeley and Paget. Old walls, largely refaced, are of squared rubble in C15 style. 2 storeyed north porch and vestry, late Cl9 or early C20 in ornamental gothic style. 3 storeyed, C20 south-west wing of brick and stone. Plain tower of red brick with wooden, modillion cornice and elaborate, copper covered steeple rising through circular balustrade of Portland stone. Crypt under south-east chapel. Some fittings from old church survive including canopied stone monument to Sir John Cooke, 1477, and a number of medieval brasses. Also very fine late C17 font cover, sword rests, stair balustrade etc. In crypt are remains of later C2 or C3. Roman house including part of a corridor and adjacent rooms. Ragstone walls, half timbered partitions and tessellated floor (preserved below tower) (358 and 359). Later C7 or C8. Aisleless church built of reused Roman material and incorporated in the early medieval church. Arched doorway with Roman brick drawings, probably to former porticus, at west end of church.

Listing NGR: TQ3338580687

Further Resources

  1. “The National Heritage List for England”, /resultsingle.aspx?uid=1064671. “Historic England”. June 6, 1995.