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St Giles Cripplegate, London

Historical Description

St. Giles Cripplegate, 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 Giles Cripplegate


The church of St Giles succeeded a Norman church of 1090, was built in 1545-46 in the Pointed style of that period, underwent partial restoration in 1864, was the place of Cromwell's marriage to Elizabeth Bourchier, contains the graves of Speed the chronicler, Fox the martyrologist, Frobisher the navigator, Milton the poet, and Milton's father; contains also a bust of Milton, by Bacon, placed here in 1773, and had Bishop Andrews and the grandfather of John Wesley as vicars.

Visitations Heraldic

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