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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.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Lamb Chapel.



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."


Church History

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


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.


Description and Travel

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

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Historical Geography

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