Jacobean walls: St Katharine Cree Church, London, UK

London, UK, images; churches

St Katharine Cree Church, 86 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A

This church is situated near Leadenhall Market; Aldgate ward. It was built in the early 17th century, during the reign of James I of Scotland (1566-1625) who became King of England, thereby linking together the two hitherto separate countries for the first time in history.  He ascended the throne in 1603. St Katharine Cree Church’s architect, Inigo Jones, became famous as an architect and designer during the reign of both King James I and his successor Charles I; his architectural style was classical (which was really ahead of his time). He also created the Queen’s House, Greenwich and the Banqueting House, Whitehall

Detail of St Katharine Cree Church, London, UK
Detail of St Katharine Cree Church

 

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