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Names
Church of St Bartholomew the Great Great St. Bart's St. Bartholomew the Great St. Bartholomew the Great, London The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great
Address
SBG Parish Office, 1st Floor, 6-9 Kinghorn Street EC1A 7HT
Location
London  city
England  country
United Kingdom  country
Europe  continent
Main date(s)
12th, 14th cent.
Coordinates
51.518905° N, 0.099574° W
OS Grid Reference
TQ 31956 81711
Admission
£4
Phone
020 7606 5171

Description of the Church of St Bartholomew the Great

Today's visitors to Great St. Bart's enter the churchyard through a surviving fragment of the west front, surmounted by a half-timbered Tudor building. From there to the church door, a path roughly follows the site of the south nave aisle. Inside is the most intact Norman interior in London, with a suitably ancient atmosphere. The remains consist of a transept crossing, chancel, and ambulatory with large round columns. The low, wide side aisles have groin vaults. Parts of the cloister also survive, but very little trace survives of the rest of the monastic buildings.

Holly Hayes
August 30, 2012

Listed Building Description

WEST SMITHFIELD EC1 1. 5002 Church of St Bartholomew the Great TQ 3181 NE 2/17 4.1.50.

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2. Surviving eastern portion of church of former Augustinian Priory founded 1123. 1 bay of C12 nave plus crossing with shortened transepts. C12 apsed choir with vaulted ambulatory, C14 clerestorey and timber roof. C14 Lady Chapel etc. Early C17 brick tower to south west of crossing with small timber cupola. Good late mediaeval tomb (of founder) and other, later monuments. The whole building is much altered and rebuilt. East wall of C15 cloister has been reconstructed incorporating old fragments.

Listing NGR: TQ3195681711

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

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