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Allhallows Barking, London

Historical Description

All Hallows, Barking, a parish in the City of London.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The church of Allhallows stands in Great Tower Street, took the second part of its designation from the nunnery of Barking, to which it belonged, is partly Decorated English, partly Later English, with a steeple built in 1659; included chapels erected by Richard I. and Edward I., and a chantry founded by Richard III.; contains some very fine brasses, from 1400 till 1651, one of which is of W. Thynne, the first editor of all Chaucer's works; contained the bodies of the Earl of Surrey, Bishop Fisher, and Archbishop Laud - removed from it after the Restoration; and had for a vicar Hickes, the author of the "Thesaurus." It was damaged in the Great Fire of London and rebuilt in the 17th century.

Visitations Heraldic

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