Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Old St Paul's

July 2ndOn this day in 1462, “old” St Paul’s cathedral received a new spire.  
Model in the Museum of London, showing the new spire.

Almost exactly 100 years later, the spire was destroyed by a fire after being struck by lightning.

Detail from Visscher Panorama, 1616

'New' St Paul’s  is visited, although not entered, on our Wednesday morning walk “Historic Smithfield, Clerkenwell and Holborn – Fanfare and Plainsong”, Wednesday afternoon walk “St Paul’s to Westminster – Priories, Palaces and Parliament”, Friday morning walk “London Wall – A Story of Survival” and Friday afternoon walk “Tower to Temple – The Heart of the City”.

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