Christchurch Tower – Interior Design

Project Location – St Pauls, London

Project Completion – Library Summer 2016

Contract Value – private

Gross Internal Area – 40sqm

The commission was to renovate two key areas within the ancient walls of Christopher Wren’s Christchurch Tower.

Built on the site of a Franciscan  monastery , Christchurch “Greyfriars” is a Sir Christopher Wren church built after the devastation of the great fire of 1666

It was said that anyone buried at Greyfriars would get passage past St Peter at the pearly gates no matter what earthly crimes they had committed. Isabella of France (1295 – 22 August 1358), sometimes known as the she-wolf of France is said to be buried on this site with the heart of King Edward II whom she had murdered with a red-hot poker.

The Church was fire bombed and destroyed in World War II but the bell tower and the north wall survived.

 

 


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