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St Antholin Church, Watling Street

St Antholin Church, Watling Street

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1750

Shelfmark: Ktop XXIII

Item number: 4

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This is the north elevation of St Antholin church, named after St Anthony the Hermit. It was built in 1678 to replace an ancient church that had been damaged in the Great Fire of London. This church was destroyed in 1875 and its successor built on a new site in Peckham. Daniel Defoe in his Tour of London, comments that although many London churches are "convenient rather than fine", some such as St Antholin "hold up their heads with grandeur and magnificence".

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