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Sir Christopher Wren : Architecture

Historic Architecture design by Architect Christopher Wren in England, UK

page updated 18 Aug 2016

Christopher Wren – Key Projects

Key Building by Sir Christopher Wren

St Paul’s Cathedral, central / east London, England, UK
Dates built: 1675-1710
St Paul's Cathedral
photo © Adrian Welch
St Pauls Cathedral by Christopher Wren
Contains famous Whispering Gallery under the dome
Stone Gallery – panoramic view over London
Golden Gallery accessed via stairs between inner & outer domes

Chrisopher Wren Buildings

St Bride’s Church, City of London, England, UK
Date built: 1672; spire 1701-03
St Bride's Church London
photograph from Save St Bride’s: Appeal
St Bride’s Church

St Mary-le-Bow, City of London, England, UK
Date built: 1670-80/83
St Mary le Bow
photograph © Adrian Welch
St Mary-le-Bow Church design by Christopher Wren : historic London church building

Emmanuel College Chapel, Cambridge, England
Date built: 1668-74
Emmanuel College
building image © Adrian Welch
Emmanuel College Chapel Cambridge – English Collegiate building

Sir Christopher Wren also designed the Chapel at Pembroke College in a similar style with portico and lantern, but here the building is set at the back of a captivating courtyard.

Pembroke College – Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK
Date built: 1665
Beautiful asymmetric set of courtyards with subtle level changes complete with New Chapel by this architect. The stone baroque building is located with its west facade onto Trumpington Street at the south side of Old Court, adjacent to the Porter’s Lodge.

St James Church, Piccadilly, west London
Date built: 1674-87
St James Piccadilly
photo © Adrian Welch

St Stephen Walbrook, City of London
Date built: 1672-80/87
St Stephen's Walbrook
photo © Adrian Welch
London church

St Clement Danes, The Strand, London
Date built: –
St Clement Danes
images © Adrian Welch
London churches

Principal Christopher Wren Buildings

St Paul’s Cathedral, central / east London
Date built: 1710

Hampton Court Orangery, west London

Hampton Court Palace

Kensington Palace, west London

Kensington Palace Building

Royal Hospital Chelsea, west London

Royal Hospital Chelsea Building

The Monument, City of London, England

Design with Robert Hooke
London Monument
photograph © AW
Monument to the Great Fire of London

The Monument London
The Monument London
image © AW

Christopher Wren Buildings

London church buildings

St Clement, Eastcheap
Clement’s Lane, City of London

St Dunstan-in-the-East

St Edmund the King and Martyr
Former church now London Centre for Spirituality

St James Garlickhythe

St James’s Church, Piccadilly

St Martin, Ludgate

St Mary Abchurch

St Mary Aldermanbury

St Mary Aldermary

St Mary-le-Bow

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Stephen Walbrook

St Vedast Foster Lane

St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe

St George Botolph Lane

St Mary Somerset

St Michael Paternoster Royal

St Michael Queenhithe

St Nicholas Cole Abbey

St Olave Old Jewry

St Stephen Coleman Street

Major building by Sir Christopher Wren:
St Paul's Cathedral
photo © AW

Location: London, south east England, UK

Christopher Wren Architect – Practice Information

Famous 17th century English architect

Design Council Cabe Chairman Paul Finch, said in May 2012:
“Christopher Wren is one of the greatest architects this country has ever produced and his legacy plays a part in the life of millions of Londoners and visitors every day,” he said. “That in itself makes his life worth celebrating, without even taking into consideration his extraordinary contribution to medicine and astronomy.”

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