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Holy Trinity-the-Less

"TRINITY THE LESS, the church of, was situated, before the fire of London, at the north-east corner of Little Trinity-lane, where a German chapel now stands. It received the epithet "the Less," to distinguish it from the Trinity priory at Aldgate; but having been destroyed by the great fire of 1666, the parish was united to that of St. Michael, Queenhithe, and the church was not rebuilt." [James Elmes. A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

This parish - no. 76 in the above map - is located in Queenhithe Ward.
The church was destroyed in 1666 and not rebuilt.
The parish was later united with St Michael Queenhithe 1670, and St James Garlickhithe 1875.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Holy Trinity-the-Less.



Biographical account of John Rogers, rector of Holy Trinity the Less and later vicar of St Sepulchre, Bible editor and martyr, who was found guilty of heresy and burnt at the stake in 1555.


Church History

Pearce, E.G. The Story of the Lutheran Church in Britain. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of England (1969) 28 pp. ["At the centre of the new London that emerged from the ashes, a few yards from Old St. Pauls, still in charred ruins, arose the first Lutheran church in Britain. It was begun in November 1672, dedicated thirteen months later. It was named Trinity Lutheran Church because it was built on the site of Holy Trinity the Less, an anglican Parish Church destroyed in the fire."]

Church Records

Online Parish Register Images and Indexes for Holy Trinity-the-Less parish are provided by, or at various subscription sites via, the LDS FamilySearch wiki.

Non-Church of England denominations identified in St Michael Queenhithe with Holy Trinity the Less include: Lutheran and Roman Catholic (German) [LDS FamilySearch Wiki].


Description and Travel

Wikipedia page on Holy Trinity-the-Less.

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Historical Geography

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



Summary history of Holy Trinity-the-Less parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.


Land and Property

Public Houses, Inns & Taverns of the parish of Holy Trinity-the-Less - provides "information from census records, trade directories, etc."


Names, Personal

Surnames from the 1881 census in the Holy Trinity Less and Holy Trinity Less districts.



Clerical career summaries for the parish of (i) Holy Trinity-the-Less and (ii) St Michael Queenhithe With Holy Trinity The Less, from the Clergy of the Church of England Database website.



Sources for listings of taxpayer names for Holy Trinity-the-Less parish, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.