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
- Best Known As
- All Hallows by Tower
- Full Name
- All Hallows by Tower
- Also Known As
- All Hallows by the TowerAll Hallows-by-the-Tower
- 51.509357° N, 0.079393° W (map)
- Byward StreetLondon, EnglandEC3R 5BJ
- Romanesque 1000-1200Gothic style/periodGrade I listed buildings EnglandLondon EnglandEurope continentUK EuropeEngland United Kingdom
- 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
- Date Listed
- CHURCH OF ALL HALLOWS, BARKING BY THE TOWER, GREAT TOWER STREET EC3CHURCH OF ALL HALLOWS, BYWARD STREET EC3CHURCH OF ALL HALLOWS, TOWER HILL EC3
- City and County of the City of London
- Greater London Authority
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.
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
- “The National Heritage List for England”, /resultsingle.aspx?uid=1064671. “Historic England”. June 6, 1995.