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All Hallows Bread-street

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"ALLHALLOWS, Bread-street, the church of, is situated at the corner of Bread-street and Watling-street. . . It was originally a rectory of very ancient foundation, under the patronage of the Prior and Canons of Christ Church, Cambridge, but since the reformation it was conveyed to the Archbishops of Canterbury, of which see, it is one of thirteen peculiars within the city. The old church was destroyed by the great fire in 1666. and the present edifice was erected from the designs of Sir Christopher Wren, as a church for the united parishes of St. Allhallows, Bread-street, and St. John the Evangelist, the old church of which stood at the north-east corner of Friday-street and Watling-street. . . Its present rector is the Rev. G.T. Andrews, one of the six preachers at Canterbury, who was instituted in 1816."[James Elmes. A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

This parish - no. 69 in the above map - is located in Bread Street Ward.
The church was destroyed in 1666, rebuilt by Wren, demolished 1876.
All Hallows Bread Street united with St John the Evangelist in 1670.
It was later united with St Mary le Bow 1876.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for All Hallows Bread-street.


Church Records

Online Parish Register Images and Indexes for All Hallows Bread-street parish are provided by, or at various subscription sites via, the LDS FamilySearch wiki.

No non-Church of England denominations have been identified for All Hallows Bread Street with St John the Evangelist [LDS FamilySearch Wiki].

Bannerman, W. Bruce (ed.). The Registers of All Hallows, Bread Street, and of St. John the Evangelist, Friday Street, London. The Harleian Society (1913) 380pp. [Full text]

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Historical Geography

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Summary history of All Hallows Bread-street parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.


Land and Property

Public Houses, Inns & Taverns of the parish of All Hallows Bread-street - provides "information from census records, trade directories, etc."


Names, Personal

Surnames from the 1881 census in the All Hallows Bread and All Hallows Bread Street districts.


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

A report on the parish workhouse is given in City of London Parish Workhouses



Sources for listings of taxpayer names for All Hallows Bread-street parish, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.