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St Dunstan in the West, London

Historical Description

St. Dunstan in the West, a parish in the City of London.

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

Church Records, in conjunction with the London Metropolitan Archives, have digitised the registers for St Dunstan in the West


The church of St. Dunstan-in-the-West stands in Fleet Street; succeeded a previous church situated a little nearer the street, and famous for two savage figures which beat the quarters on two bells, and famous also for the preaching in it of Richard Baxter and William Romaine to crowded audiences; was built in 1831-33 by Shaw; is in the Pointed style and internally octagonal; has over the side doorway a statue of Queen Elizabeth, brought from Old Ludgate, and on the corbels at the sides of the principal entrance carved heads of Tyndale and Dr Donne; and is surmounted by a Louvre tower 130 feet high, imitated from that of St Helen's in York.

Visitations Heraldic

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