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Precinct of St Katherine (ex. par.)

"St Katharine's by the Tower — full name Royal Hospital and Collegiate Church of St. Katharine by the Tower — was a medieval church and hospital next to the Tower of London. The establishment was founded in 1147 and the buildings demolished in 1825 to build St Katharine Docks, which takes its name from it. It was re-established elsewhere in London and 123 years later returned once more to the East End. The church was a royal peculiar and the precinct around it was an extra-parochial area, eventually becoming a civil parish which was dissolved in 1895." [Wikipedia - 15 Nov 2016]

This place is located in the Tower Division of the Hundred of Ossulstone.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Precinct of St Katherine.


Church Records

Online Parish Register Images and Indexes for Precinct of St Katherine (ex. par.) are provided by, or at various subscription sites via, the LDS FamilySearch wiki.


Description and Travel

Wikipedia page on Precinct of St Katherine.

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Historical Geography

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Summary history of Precinct of St Katherine parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.

House, A.P. The City of London and the Problem of the Liberties, c1540 - c1640. DPhil Thesis, Oxford University (2006) [Full text]
Lea, Frederic Simcox. The Royal Hospital and Collegiate Church of Saint Katharine Near the Tower in Its Relation to the East of London. Longmans, Green, 1878 171 p. illus. 23 cm.
Nichols, J.B. Account of the royal hospital and collegiate church of Saint Katharine, near the Tower of London. London: Printed for John Nichols & Son (1824) [Full text]
'Hospitals: St Katharine by the Tower', in A History of the County of London: Volume 1, London Within the Bars, Westminster and Southwark, ed. William Page (London, 1909), pp. 525-530. [British History Online].
'The Royal Chapel of St. Katharine', in Survey of London: Volume 19, the Parish of St Pancras Part 2: Old St Pancras and Kentish Town, ed. Percy Lovell and William McB. Marcham (London, 1938), pp. 100-115. [British History Online].

Names, Personal

Surnames from the 1881 census in the St Katherine district.



Sources for listings of taxpayer names for Precinct of St Katherine parish, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.