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St Mary Woolnoth, London

Historical Description

St. Mary Woolnoth, a parish in the City of London.

Church Records, in conjunction with the London Metropolitan Archives, have digitised the registers for St Mary Woolnoth


The church of St. Mary stands in Lombard Street; succeeded a previous church founded in 1355, rebuilt in 1496, and partly burnt in the Great Fire; was built in 1716-19 by Hawksmoor; presents a bold exterior in the so-called Tuscan style; had John Newton, the author of "Cardiphonia" and other religious writings, as a rector for twenty-eight years; and contains a monumental tablet to him, with an affecting inscription.

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of London, 1568 is available to browse from the Heraldry page.