St. Albans Wood Street by Janet Brooke
Image size 45 x 22cm, Signed Limited edition of 6
In this print by Janet Brooke we see the remaining tower of the 1685 church built by Wren. The 17th Century tower is surrounded by towering modern buildings presenting the historic and the contemporary side by side. The tower today serves as a private residence and is Grade II listed.
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St. Albans Wood Street by Janet Brooke at Orso Major as part of the artists series of prints of London Wren Churches. St Albans Wood Street stands on the site of the original medieval church which was repaired by Inigo Jones in the 1630s and subsequently destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. It was rebuilt by Wren in 1685 and then destroyed in the Blitz during the Second World War. In 1965 the remains of the building were demolished leaving only a tower which today serves as a private residence on a traffic island.