St Edmund King & Martyr Church
Paye Stonework and Restoration
St Edmunds Church sits on what was most probably a Saxon site. It is now located on the north side of Lombard Street in the city of London. It appears to have been founded between 900 and 1100 AD. As nothing of the pre-Reformation church appears to have survived the Great Fire of London in 1666, it was rebuilt in 1670 and reopened for worship in 1676.
The Church is a Grade I listed building and is attributed to Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke the surveyor to the City of London.
Working closely with local amenity societies (SPAB, Victorian Society, Georgian Society and English Heritage), Paye were appointed as specialist contractor to clean, repair and conserve the main elevation.
Destroyed in the Great Fire but rebuilt to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren
Bombed by German Gotha bombers in World War 1 (bombed again during the Blitz in World War 2)