St Olave Old Jewry by Janet Brooke
Image size 45 x 22cm
Signed Limited edition of 6
Today only the tower, west wall and part of the north wall survive and these are incorporated into a new office building, in a sympathetic style. The churchyard survives as the courtyard to the office building.
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St Olave Old Jewry by Janet Brooke sits on Old Jewry and Ironmonger Lane in the City of London
During the excavations in the 1980s, foundations of buildings dating back to the 9th and 11th centuries were found on this site. The church was rebuilt by Wren after the Great Fire. The rebuilding took place between 1671-1679 and used the existing mediaval structure as well as rubble from the still derelict St Paul’s Cathedral nearby.