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All Hallows by the Tower All Hallows by the Tower, London All Hallows by Tower All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church of All Hallows, Barking by the Tower
Byward Street EC3R 5BJ
London  city
England  country
United Kingdom  country
Europe  continent
Main date(s)
11th-15th C
51.509357° N, 0.079393° W
OS Grid Reference
TQ 33385 80687
0207 481 2928

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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

Source: The National Heritage List for England. Reprinted under license.

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