St Stephen Walbrook

39 Walbrook, EC4N 8BN
St Stephen Walbrook
Based on the original design for St Paul's Cathedral

St Stephen Walbrook was erected to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren following the destruction of its medieval predecessor in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The 63 feet (19 m) high dome is based on Wren's original design for St Paul's, and is centred over a square of twelve columns of the Corinthian order. The circular base of the dome is not carried, in the conventional way, by pendentives formed above the arches of the square, but on a circle formed by eight arches that spring from eight of the twelve columns, cutting across each corner in the manner of the Byzantine squinch. This all contributes to create what many consider to be one of Wren's finest church interiors. The church was designated a Grade I listed building on 4 January 1950. Wikipedia/CTGuides