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Lamb Chapel

"LAMBE'S CHAPEL, is situated in a court at the north-west corner of Monkwell-street, and was founded in the reign of Edward I. At the dissolution of religious houses, Henry VIII. granted it to William Lambe, a rich citizen and cloth-worker, who bequeathed it in 1568, with other property, to the Clothworkers' Company, of which he was a member. It has been recently rebuilt, with a row of alms houses by the company." [J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

This place is located in Cripplegate Ward (in St Giles without Cripplegate).
Demolished 1872.

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Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Lamb Chapel.

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Biography

Drawing of a bust of William Lamb, at the British Library - "William Lamb was a philanthropist who in 1577 built a water conduit along the later named Lamb's Conduit Street. The bust is now in St James's, Islington, which was originally the chapel for the Clothworkers Guild in the 19th century."

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Church History

All Hallows tower and Lambe's Chapel - some further historical details, from the London Remembers website.

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Church Records

Online Parish Register Images and Indexes for Lamb's Chapel are provided by, or at various subscription sites via, the LDS FamilySearch wiki.

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Description and Travel

See Wikipedia page on St James' Church, Islington, successor to Lamb's Chapel.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Lamb Chapel has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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