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Exterior and Porch - St. Stephen Walbrook
39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN

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March 2016 Photos


Rectangular in plan, with a dome and an attached northwest tower  ...
Plain tower in 4 stages of squared stone with dressings and part refacing of Portland stone




Copper roofed dome and lantern ...
 Cross finial, lantern above dome ... Dome is of timber and plaster with an external covering of copper ...  Northwest  tower at right




Wren lived at 15 Walbrook.




The steeple was not built until 1713-1717 ...  Crowning cornice and balustrade, and open, stone steeple in 5 diminishing stages with weather vane and order of Ionic columns to lowest stage ... Steeple detail below:




Steeple detail:  Finial at far left ...  Roman Ionic columns




Belfry houses two bells:  1601 37?" diameter service bell ... 1761  16" unhung sanctus bell.portland stone - Source: Love's Guide to the Church Bells of the City of London (online March 2016)




  Entrance porch.
Left: tower ... Corniced porch, with round-arched entrance and enriched elliptical opening above ... Different angle below:




  Entrance porch.
Corniced porch, with round-arched entrance and enriched elliptical opening above




  Entrance porch.
Enriched elliptical window:  Festoon with ribbons ... Cartouche




On tower




  Entrance porch.
Ionic  pilaster




  Entrance porch.
Paneled wooden door.




  Entrance porch.
 
Stone steps rise to corniced nave entrance glass doors  ...  Note text plaque at left and mosaic at right  (details below) ...



Entrance porch.




Entrance porch.
St. Stephen mosaic ... Center detail below:




Entrance porch.
St. Stephen mosaic center detail




Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
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