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Survey of London Monograph 15, St Bride's Church, Fleet Street

By Walter H Godfrey. An account of Christopher Wren's church of St Bride, Fleet Street, prepared as the building lay ruined by enemy action in December 1940.

Survey of London. Originally published by Guild & School of Handicraft, London, 1944.

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Table of contents

Title Page(s)
Members of the Survey Committee vii-viii
List of plates ix-xi
Heraldic illustrations xii
Preface xiii-xv
History of St Bride's: The advowson 3-6
History of St Bride's: The thirteenth and fourteenth centuries 6-9
History of St Bride's: The fifteenth-century rebuilding 9-12
History of St Bride's: Clergy and parishioners in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries 12-15
History of St Bride's: Guilds, fraternities and charities 16-24
History of St Bride's: The seventeenth century to the Great Fire 24-28
History of St Bride's: Building the New Church 29-33
History of St Bride's: The Great Fire to 1944 33-38
Rectors and vicars 39-40
The architecture of St Bride's: Fabric 41-46
The architecture of St Bride's: Fittings 46-55
The architecture of St Bride's: Monuments 55-113
Appendix 1: Guild documents 114-121
Appendix 2: Contributions to the medieval fabric 121-123
Appendix 3: Wren's building accounts and churchwardens' accounts 123-138
Index 145-154
Plate 1: Plan of the ward of Farringdon Without 1
Plate 2: Elevation of north side 2
Plate 3: North elevation and plan 3
Plate 4: West and east elevations 4
Plate 5: Plan and cross-section 5
Plate 6: North and east elevations and sections 6
Plate 7: Elevation of the west front, tower and spire 7
Plate 8: Details of spire 8
Plate 9: Wren's design for cupola 9
Plate 10: Perspective view from west, 1753 10
Plate 11: Drawing of church with St Paul's 11
Plate 12: Drawing of tower and spire 12
Plate 13: Tower from the north 13
Plate 14: The church from Fleet Street, 1827 14
Plate 15: Tower and spire 15
Plate 16: Church from Salisbury Square 16
Plate 17: Exterior from east, after raid 17
Plate 18: Exterior from north-east, after the raid 18
Plate 19: East window after raid 19
Plate 20: Exterior from north-east after raid 20
Plate 21: North entrance door 21
Plate 22: North clerestory and tower 22
Plate 23: South aisle and clerestory and tower 23
Plate 24: South clerestory and arcade 24
Plate 25: North clerestory from tower 25
Plate 26: Urns on tower parapet 26
Plate 27: Steeple staircase, detail 27
Plate 28: Steeple staircase, detail 28
Plate 29: Interior in 1835 29
Plate 30: Interior, looking east 30
Plate 31: East end (interior) 31
Plate 32: Interior, view from west 32
Plate 33: Sanctuary 33
Plate 34: Interior, looking west 34
Plate 35: Interior, west end 35
Plate 36: Screen at west end 36
Plate 37: Vestibule and screen 37
Plate 38: Base of tower 38
Plate 39: Base of tower, domed roof 39
Plate 40: Base of tower, detail 40
Plate 41: Base of tower, detail 41
Plate 42: Base of tower, detail 42
Plate 43: Entrance to tower after raid 43
Plate 44: Communion table 44
Plate 45: Font 45
Plate 46: Gallery 46
Plate 47: Plate 47
Plate 48: Plate 48
Plate 49: Plate 49
Plate 50: Pulpit 50
Plate 51: Reredos 51
Plate 52: Sword-rest 52
Plate 53: Vestry 53
Plate 54: Vestry after raid 54
Plate 55: Entrance to Holden Vault 55
Plate 56: Iron grille to Holden Vault 56
Plate 57: Interior after the raid 57
Plate 58: Interior after the raid 58
Plate 59: South aisle after the raid 59
Plate 60: South aisle after the raid 60
Plate 61: South aisle after the raid 61
Plate 62: North aisle after the raid 62
Plate 63: North aisle after the raid 63
Plate 64: Arcade after raid 64
Plate 65: Memorial tablet to Revd. James Palmer 65