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, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Sunday 22nd September 2019

The exterior

volutesGlossary Term [1]) make a visual link to the tower, and help the transition to the elaborate spireGlossary Term [2] of lead. This was designed and built as part of the whole, but at other City Churches decades passed before money was allotted to add a spireGlossary Term [3] above the tower parapetGlossary Term [4].

classicalGlossary Term [5], though a full orderGlossary Term [6] - that is, columns or pilasters - is absent. Even so, the front would originally have seemed dignified by comparison with the plain houses alongside, without appearing to compete with the magnificent west front of St Paul's Cathedral, at the top of the hill to the right.

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Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009