• This picture is 40cm x 40cm square and printed on Multi Award winning 275 gms middle weight paper with a lustre finish.
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St Bartholomews Gatehouse

  • The Gatehouse of St Bartholomew the Great in Smithfield...this is actually the rear of the building. The front is a lovely example of 16th Century London but I find the rear more interesting. There has been a church on this site since 1123, amazingly both the gatehouse and church survived the Great Fire of London in 1666 protected by the large priory walls of St Bartholomews and of course it survived the blitz of WW2. The half timbered gatehouse was added in 1595 above a 13th century stone arch, both were hidden behind a Georgian facade until  First World war damage revealed it. if you visit by all means admire the front but do walk through the arch and and study the rear, I personally think its a hidden architectural gem plus it gives you a real sense of old London.