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Shoreditch

Cemeteries

Churches

  • Ebenezer Chapel, Hoxton Road, Baptist

  • All Saints, Haggerston, (Haggerston Road), Haggerston, Church of England
  • Aske's Hospital, Pitfield Street, Hoxton, Church of England
  • Christ Church, New North Road, Hoxton, Hoxton, Church of England
  • Holy Trinity, Church Street, (later Trinity Street, later Shephe, Hoxton, Church of England
  • Holy Trinity, Old Nichol Street (Church Street), Bethnal Green, Church of England
  • St Agatha, Finsbury Market, Church of England
  • St Andrew, Canal Road (now Orsman Road), Church of England
  • St Anne, Hemsworth Street (Hoxton Street), Hoxton, Hoxton, Church of England
  • St Augustine, York Street, (Yorkton Street) Haggerston, Haggerston, Church of England
  • St Chad, Nichols Square (Dunloe Street), Haggerston, Haggerston, Church of England
  • St Columba, Haggerston, (Kingsland Road), Haggerston, Church of England
  • St James, Curtain Road, Church of England
  • St John the Baptist, New North Road, (Pitfield Street) Hoxton, Hoxton, Church of England
  • St Leonard, High Street, Church of England
  • St Leonard Workhouse, Kingsland Road, Church of England
  • St Mark, Old Street, Church of England
  • St Mary, Britannia Street (now Britannia Walk) , Hoxton, Church of England
  • St Mary, Brunswick Street (now Dawson Street), Haggerston R, Haggerston, Church of England
  • St Michael, Mark's Street, Church of England
  • St Paul, Broke Road (now Broke Walk) / Marlborough Road (no, Haggerston, Church of England
  • St Peter, Hoxton Square, Hoxton, Church of England
  • St Saviour, Penn Street / Hyde Road / Northport Street , Hoxton, Church of England
  • St Stephen, Goldsmith Row, Haggerston, Haggerston, Church of England

  • Christ Apostolic Church (Bethel), Haggerston, (Kingsland Road), Haggerston, Christ Apostolic Church UK
  • Academy Chapel Independent, East Street (now Fanshaw Street) / Short Street, Hoxton, Independent

  • St Mary, 4-5 Eldon Street, Moorfields, Roman Catholic
  • St Monicas Priory, Hoxton Square, Hoxton, Roman Catholic

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Shoreditch area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Directories

Parishes in Shoreditch Rural Deanery in 1903

Outline map of Parishes in 1903

Anglican churches in Shoreditch in 1890/1905 - we have a list prepared by John Henley. It has some information on records, whether churches are still open, and where they are. The ancient parishes were split into many smaller ones as London grew.

St Mary Moorfields Catholic Church - substantial description of the founding, architecture and history of this church.

Church Records

Holywell Mount Chapel (Congregational) was on Chapel St and Curtain Rd, Shoreditch. Baptism registers 1783 to 1837 are at National Archives. Later baptism registers (1837-1854) are at London Metropolitan Archives.

Description and Travel

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"SHOREDITCH, a parish and populous metropolitan district, in the Tower division of Ossulstone hundred and parliamentary borough of the Tower Hamlets, county Middlesex, 1½ mile N.E. of St. Paul's cathedral. It is the terminus of the Great Eastern railway, which terminus is soon to be moved to Liverpool-street, City. The Metropolitan railway has a station opposite the parish church. This parish, which is extensive, lies for the most part between the Regent's canal, Hackney-road, Finsbury Circus, and the City-road. It comprises Hoxton Old and New Town, Holywell, Moorfields, Church-End, and Haggerston, covering 620 acres, and containing a population in 1861 of 129,364. " (There is more of this description).

"EAST HAGGERSTONE, (and West Haggerstone) a district parish in the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, Tower division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county Middlesex, 2 miles N.E. of St. Paul's Cathedral. It is mentioned in Domesday Book under the name of Hergotstane, when it belonged to the Gernons. In this district, which adjoins the Regent's canal, are many wharves, factories, and gasworks. There are several chemical works on an extensive scale, manufactories for japanned leather, floor-cloth, hearth-rugs, and bone ashes, also lime-works, tile-kilns, and dye-houses. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of London, value £450, in the patronage of the archdeacon. The church, which is dedicated to St. Mary, was erected in 1827, at an expense of £15,000, defrayed by a grant from the parliamentary commissioners. The Independents, Wesleyans, and other Dissenting bodies, have places of worship. There are six almshouses for members of the Company of Goldsmiths, founded in 1705, in Goldsmiths-place; fourteen others, with a chapel in the centre, for members of the Company of Ironmongers, in Kingsland-road; and near them others for the Companies of Drapers and Framework Knitters. Halley was born here in 1656.

"HOLYWELL (SHOREDITCH), a district in the parish of Shoreditch St. Leonard, London, in the Tower division of Ossulstone hundred, county Middlesex so named from a well in Holywell-street, near the Benedictine nunnery of St. John Baptist."

"HOXTON, a district parish in the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, Tower division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county Middlesex, half a mile N.E. of London, of which it forms a populous suburb. It is mentioned in Domesday Survey as Hocheston, and occupies the space extending from the old Roman road, now called Old Street-road, to the Regent's canal, on the banks of which are numerous lime and coal wharfs. This place, formerly a hamlet in the parish of St. Leonard's, has within the last half century become an extensive and populous district, and was constituted a parish by Act of Parliament in 1830. " (There is more of this description).

"MOORFIELDS, a district in the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, Tower division of Ossulstone hundred, county Middlesex, 1½ mile N.E. of St. Paul's, London. It is a populous suburban district of London, forming part of the borough of the Tower Hamlets, and lies between the Regent's canal, the Hackney-road, and Finsbury-circus. It is chiefly inhabited by silk weavers, drug makers, general dealers, and other industrial classes. See Shoreditch.

[Moorfields was just outside the city wall, Moorgate led from it into the city.]

Description(s) from "The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (1868), transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003; intended for personal use only, so please respect the conditions of use.

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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