Steeple of St Bride's towering above the burnt-out remains of the church, Fleet Street, City of London
|Architect/Designer||Wren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723)|
|Artist/Photographer||Tella Co. Ltd.|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Churches ; Belfries, bell towers ; Ruins ; Arcades ; Spires ; Bomb sites|
NOTES: A third of the City's buildings were destroyed by aerial attack between September 1940 and March 1945. This church was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London to designs by Christopher Wren in 1671-1678, while the steeple was added in 1701-1703. It was fire-bombed on the night of 29th December 1940 and the nave was completely destoyed. Reconstruction began in 1953 and the church was rededicated in 1957.
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