Parish Churches

A Survey of London. Reprinted From the Text of 1603. Originally published by Clarendon, Oxford, 1908.

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Parish Churches

In Portsoken ward, parish churches 3.

The Hospitall of saint Katheren serueth for that libertie. Trinity in the Minories, for precinct thereof.

S. Bottolphe by Aldegate, the onely parish church for that ward.

2. In Tower streete warde. 4.

In the Tower, saint Peter, for the Inhabitants there. Alhallowes Barking by the Tower.
S. Olaue, in Hart streete.
S. Dunstone in the East.

3. In Aldegate Ward. 3.

S. Katheren Christs church.
S. Andrewes vndershafte.
S. Katheren Colman church.

4. In Limestreet ward none.

There was saint Mary at the Axe, and saint Augustine in the wall, both sup<p>ressed, and vnited, the one to Alhallowes in the wall, in Brodestreete ward, the other to saint Andrewe vndershaft in Limestreete warde.

5. In Bishops gate warde.3.

S. Bottolphes without Bishopsgate.
S. Ethelburge within the Gate.
S. Helens adioyning to the Nuns Priory.

6. In Brodestreete ward. 6.

Alhallows by the wall.
S. Peters the Poore.
S. Martins Oteswitche.
S. Benet Fynke.
S. Bartilmew by the Exchange.
S. Christopher by the stockes market.

7. In Cornhill Warde. 2.

S. Peter vpon Cornehill.
S. Michaell vpon Cornehill.

8. In Langborne ward 7.

S. Gabriel Fenchurch.
S. Dyones Backchurch.
Alhallowes in Lombardstreete.
S. Edmond in Lombarstreete.
Alhallowes Staning at Mart lane end.
S. Nicholas Acon in Lombardstreete.
S. Mary Wolnoth in Lombardstreete.

9. In Billinsgate ward 5.

S. Buttolph by Billinsgate.
S. Mary on the Hill.
S. Margaret Pattens.
S. Andrew Hubert in Eastcheape.
S. George in Buttolph lane.

10. In Bridgeward within 4.

S. Magnus at the bridge foote.
S. Margaret bridgestreete.
S. Leonard Milkchurch, Fishstreete hill.
S. Benet Grasse church.

11. In Candlewike streete. 5.

S. Clements Eastcheape.
S. Mary Abchurch.
S. Michael in crooked lane, somtime a Colledge.
S. Martins Orgars.
S. Laurence Pountney, sometime a colledge.

12. In Walbrooke warde 5.

S. Swithen by London stone.
S. Mary Woolchurch.
S. Stephen by Walbrooke.
S. Iohn vpon Walbrooke.
S. Mary Bothaw.

13. In Downegate ward 2.

Alhallowes Hay wharse, in the Roperie.
Alhallowes the lesse, in the Roperie.

14. In the Vintrie ward 4.

S. Michael Paternoster in the Royall, sometime a colledge.
S. Thomas Apostles.
S. Martin in the Vintrie.
S. Iames at Garlicke Hith.

15. In Cordwainer streete ward 3.

S. Anthonies in Budge row.
Alde Mary church. New Mary Church, or Mary le Bow.

16. In Cheape Warde 7.

S. Benet Sorhoge, or Syth.
S. Pancrate by Sopars lane.
S. Mildred in the Poultrie.
S. Mary Colchurch.
S. Martin Pomerie in Ironmonger lane.
Alhallowes in Honie lane.
S. Laurence in the Iury.
The chappell of Guildhall, sometime a colledge.

17. In Colemanstreete ward 3.

S. Olaue Vpwell in the old Iurie.
S. Margaret in Lothburie.
S. Stephen in Colemanstreet.

18. Bassings hall ward I.

S. Michael at Bassings hall.

19. In Cripplegate ward 6.

S. Mary Aldermanburie.
S. Alphage sometime an hospitall of Elsing.
S. Mary Magdalen in Milkstreete.
S. Albons in Woodstreete.
S. Michael in Hugen lane.
S. Giles without Cripplesgate.

20. In Aldersgate warde 6.

S. Iohn Zacharie.
S. Mary Staining.
S. Olaue in siluerstreete.
S. Leonard in Foster lane.
S. Anne by Aldersgate.
S. Buttolph without Aldersgate. (fn. 1)

21. In Faringdon ward within, the Cathedrall Church of saint Paule, and parish Churches 9.

S. Peters at the Crosse in Cheape.
S. Fauster in Foster lane.
Chirst Church made a parish Church of the gray Friers church, and of two parish Churches, saint Nicholas, and saint Ewin, and also an Hospitall for poore children.
S. Mathew in Fryday street.
S. Augustine by Paules gate.
S. Faith vnder Paules Church.
S. Martins at Ludgate.
S. Anne at the blacke Friers.
S. Michael at corne by Paules.
Chappell of saint Iames by Cripplesgate.

22. In Bredstreete ward 4.

Alhallowes in Bredstreete.
S. Mildreds in Bredstreete.
S. Iohn Euangelist in Fryday streete.
S. Margaret Moses in Fryday streete.

23. In Queene hithe ward 7.

S. Trinitie in Trinity lane.
S. Nicholas Cold Abbey.
S. Nicholas Olaue.
S. Mary Mounthaunt.
S. Michael at Queene hithe.
S. Mary at Sommers hithe.
S. Peters at Paules wharfe.

24. In Castle Baynards warde 4.

S. Benet Hude, or Hith, by Paules wharfe.
S. Andrewe by the Wardrobe.
S. Mary Magdalen in old Fishstreete.
S. Gregorie by Paules Church.

25. In Faringdon ward without 7.

S. Sepulchers without Newgate.
S. Andrew in Oldburne.
S. Dunstone in the west.
S. Bartlemew by the Priorie.
S. Bartlemew the Hospitall.
S. Briget or Brides in Fleetstreet.
S. Parnell in the Temple for the studentes there.

26. In the Borough of Southwarke, and Bridge Warde without, 4.

S. Sauiours in Southwarke made of twaine, vz. S. Mary Magdalen, and S. Margaret. Dioces of Winchester.
S. George the Marter.
S. Thomas the Hospitall.
S. Olaue in Southwarke.

Thus haue yee in the 26. Wards of London and Borough of Southwarke, parrish Churches to the number of 114.

And in the suburbes adioyning, parrish Churches 9. as followeth.

S. Mary Magdalen at Bermondsey in the borough of Southwarke, Dioces Winton.
S. Mary Matfelon White chappell.
S. Leonard Shorditch.
S. Iohn Baptist Clearken well.
S. Giles in the field, sometime an Hospitall.

In the Dutchie of Lancaster.

S. Clement Danes without Temple barre.
S. Iohn Baptist Sauoy, an Hospitall.

In the Citty of Westminster, that Liberty as followeth.

The Colledge of S. Peter called Westminster.

Parish Churches twaine.

S. Margaret a parrish church by Westminster.
S. Martin in the field by Charing Crosse.

Thus haue yee in the Wards of London and in the suburbs of the same cittie, the borough of Southwarke, and the Cittie of Westminister, a Cathedral church of S. Paule, a Collegiate church of S. Peter in Westminster, and Parish churches, 123.


  • 1. Aldersgate] 1598; Aldgate 1603