St Leonard, Eastcheap


St Leonard, Eastcheap
St Leonard, Eastcheap[1]

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Country United Kingdom
Denomination Roman Catholic, Anglican

St. Leonard, Eastcheap, sometimes referred to as St Leonard Milkchurch,[2] is a former church in the City of London.

History

The Mortality Bill for the year 1665, published by the Parish Clerks Company, shows 97 parishes within the City of London.[3] By September 6, following the Great Fire of London, the city lay in ruins, 86 churches having been destroyed.[4] In 1670 a Rebuilding Act was passed and a committee set up under the stewardship of Sir Christopher Wren to decide which would be rebuilt.[5] Fifty-one were chosen, but St Leonard, Eastcheap in Cheapside [6] within Bridge Ward was one of the unlucky minority never to be rebuilt.[7]. Originally built by one William Melker[8] it was substantially renovated in 1618[9]. Following the fire it was united to St Benet Gracechurch [10] and partial records still survive at IGI[11].

References

  1. ^ Church of England. Parish of St. Leonard EastcheapBook of extracts from vestry minutes (1664-1790) relating to parish estates and the rents issuing there from. Ms 09372 cited in "City of London Parish Registers Guide 4" Hallows,A.(Ed): London, Guildhall Library Research, 1974 ISBN 0900422300
  2. ^ "The London Encyclopaedia" Hibbert,C;Weinreb,D;Keay,J: London, Pan Macmillan, 1983 (rev 1993,2008) ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5
  3. ^ "The ancient office of Parish Clerk and the Parish Clerks Company of London" Clark, O :London, Journal of the Ecclesiastical Law Society Vol 8, January 2006 ISSN: 0956-618X
  4. ^ The "Churches of the City of London" Reynolds,H: London, Bodley Head, 1922
  5. ^ "Wren" Whinney,M London Thames & Hudson, 1971 ISBN 0500201129
  6. ^ At the junction of Cheapside and Fish Street Hill “Notes on Old City Churches: their organs, organists and musical associations” Pearce,C.W.: London, Winthrop Rogers Ltd, 1909
  7. ^ "The City of London Churches" Betjeman, J. Andover, Pitkin, 1967 (rpnt 1992) ISBN 0853725659
  8. ^ ”Churches of the City of London”, Huelin,G London,Guildhall Library Publications, 1996ISBN 0900422424
  9. ^ "Local Administrative Units- Southern England" Youngs, F: London: Royal Historical Society, 1979 ISBN 0050181453
  10. ^ "A Dictionary of London" Harben,H: London, Herbert Jenkins, 1918
  11. ^ Genealogical Web-Site

51°30′36″N 0°5′5″W / 51.51°N 0.08472°W / 51.51; -0.08472Coordinates: 51°30′36″N 0°5′5″W / 51.51°N 0.08472°W / 51.51; -0.08472



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