Burnt-out shell of St Nicholas Cole Abbey, Queen Victoria Street, City of London, seen from Watling Street
|Architect/Designer||Wren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723)|
|Artist/Photographer||Dell & Wainwright|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Belfries, bell towers ; Churches ; Ruins ; Bomb sites|
NOTES: A third of the City's buildings were destroyed by aerial attack between September 1940 and March 1945. This was one of the first City churches to be designed by Wren and rebuilt in 1671-1678. Some restoration was undertaken in 1928-1931, but the church was completely gutted by incendiary bombs in May 1941. Reconstruction was undertaken by Arthur Bailey in 1961-1962, the church being rededicated in 1962.
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