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Queen Victoria Street, City of London, with the burnt-out shell of St Nicholas Cole Abbey in the centre and the College of Arms on the left

RIBA Ref No RIBA51917
Architect/DesignerWren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723)
Artist/PhotographerDell & Wainwright
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1940
Image Date1940
Library ReferenceDWN8558
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectBomb sites ; Societies' buildings ; Churches ; Towns & cities
NOTES: A third of the City's buildings were destroyed by aerial attack between September 1940 and March 1945. St Nicholas Cole 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. The College of Arms was built in 1671-1688.

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