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Amen Court City of London

Summary

Amen Court dates from the C17th, when a range of houses was built for the canons of St Paul’s Cathedral close to the cathedral and within the City Walls, forming a quiet enclave situated to the north of Ludgate Hill. In the late C19th century, a new range of houses was constructed, the two terraces are separated by an enclosed private garden. Ave Maria Lane is so-called as a former processional route of the clergy,

Basic Details

Site location:
Ave Maria Lane

Postcode:
EC4 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Private Garden

Date(s):
1670s

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
SAM: section of London Wall in Amen Court. LBII*: 1-3 Amen Court, pair of gate piers attached to 1 Amen Court. LBII: 4-9, 8A and 8B Amen Court.

Borough:
City of London

Site ownership:
private

Site management:

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
private

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: St Paul's (Central)

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2014
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ318812

Size in hectares:

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
Yes

Conservation Area name:
St Paul's Cathedral

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Strategic Viewing Corridor

Fuller information

The entire group of buildings at Amen Court remains in residential use for the clergy of St Paul’s Cathedral and consists of the range of three houses built in the 1670s and six Queen Anne Revival houses designed by Ewan Christian dating 1878-80.The C17th and C19th buildings are unified by the use of red brick. There are groups of trees within the private garden, which is bordered to the south by a Ragstone and flint wall. Monument 1002068 London Wall: Section in Amen Court.

Sources consulted:

Simon Bradley & Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England, London 1: The City of London', 1997 (1999 ed.); St Paul's Cathedral Conservation Area SPD, 2013

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