Built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-6, with the steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried here. Miles Coverdale, the translator of the Bible into English, held the living from 1564 until 1566. His ashes were removed to St Magnus church when his burial place, St Bartholomew-by-the Exchange, was demolished in 1840. The gilt clock was presented by Sir Charles Duncombe in 1709.
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Located under the gaze of the nearby Monument, St Magnus is lucky to be there at all: it survived a major fire on London Bridge in 1640, only to succumb as the second church burned in the Great Fire of 1666.
Rebuilt by Wren, yet another fire in 1760 burned the roof. An air raid in 1940 saw yet further damage, and recent restoration was undertaken after yet another fire in the 1980's. But...more