City of London
A church dating to the 1830s built by John Shaw and his son (also John Shaw) stands close to where the old St. Dunstans once stood. It formerly jutted out into Fleet Street, causing the street to kink suddenly. When the decision was made to rebuild, the Church was pushed back from the Street frontage so that Fleet Street could be built straight.
The lantern tower is the dominant feature of the church and apes that at Ely Cathedral. A number of the statues inside the Church, including one of Queen Elizabeth I, formerly stood on the Lud Gate which was demolished in 1760.
John Donne and Samuel Pepys are both associated with St. Dunstans.
Although some damage was caused to the interiors during World War II, most of what remains dates to the churchs original construction period.
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