|Pastor John Newton, reformed slave ship owner,
wrote Amazing Grace
The facade looms ominously above Lombard Street, the Baroque drama of the deeply channeled masonry facade out of harmony with the Classical serenity of the smooth flat-topped turrets. The classical bits - Corinthians columns, round-arches and parapet strike a different note somehow. The side view shows the facade to be a kind of false front. I've looked for descriptions of the church, to help me with this one, but haven't managed. So you'll have to content yourself with my baffled admiration.
Or visit Victor Keegan's outstanding blog London My London, for his take on St. Mary Woolnoth. I will certainly be back.
|the only City church to escape WWII damage
I read somewhere
|before 1900 builders removed the crypt and
installed an Underground station
|Compromise - note the Starbucks built into the wall?