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St. Giles Cripplegate, London

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St Giles-without-Cripplegate is a Church of England church in the City of London, located on Fore Street within the modern Barbican complex. When built it stood without (that is, outside) the city wall, near the Cripplegate. The church is dedicated to St Giles, patron saint of beggars and the handicapped. It is one of the few medieval churches left in the City of London, having survived the Great Fire of 1666.
There had been a Saxon church on the site in the 11th century but by 1090 it had been replaced by a Norman one. In 1394 it was rebuilt in the perpendicular gothic style. The stone tower was added in 1682.
The church has been badly damaged by fire on three occasions: In 1545, in 1897 and during an air raid of the Blitz of the Second World War on the night of 24 August 1940. German bombs completely gutted the church but it was restored using the plans of the reconstruction of 1545. A new ring of twelve bells was cast by Mears and Stainbank in 1954, and this was augmented with a sharp second bell cast in 2006 by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
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  • When visiting the Barbican Centre you cannot avoid seeing St Giles-without-Cripplegate. This Anglican church was one of the few medieval churches left in the City of London, having survived the Great ...  more »
  • You might think an old church like this would look out of place in a modern complex like the Barbican, but it really works. Inside, it looks like a pretty standard church but it's a nice place to rest...  more »
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  • Amazing historical place. Quiet
  • Wonderful Royal Mencap Carol Service with Music Man Project and English Baroque Choir
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