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Charity School

Charity School
Designed by Christopher Wren, 1666.

This building, reputed to have been from designs by Sir Christopher Wren, was erected as a church by Lord Hatton to serve the needs of the neighbourhood after St Andrews Holborn had been destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. It was adapted for use as a charity school about 1696, was severely damaged by an incendiary bomb during the 1939-45 war and has since been reconstructed internally to provide offices. The original facades have been restored. The figures in eighteenth century costumes were taken down and sent for safe keeping during the war to Bradfield College, Berkshire. They were replaced in their original positions as a memorial to the former use of the building. knowledgeoflondon.com/schools.html

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