St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, City of London: the steeple towering over a bombsite
|Architect/Designer||Wren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723)|
|Artist/Photographer||Dell & Wainwright|
|Library Reference||AP Box 891 Gibbs / D&W 8751|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Bomb sites ; Churches ; Spires ; Towns & cities|
NOTES: A third of the City's buildings were destroyed by aerial attack between September 1940 and March 1945. Much of the church of St Mary-le-Bow was destroyed by a bomb on the 10th May, 1941. It was designated a listed building in 1950 and rebuilding began in 1956 under the direction of Laurence King. It was reconsecrated in 1964.
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