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St Andrew by the Wardrobe

"ST. ANDREW NEAR THE WARDROBE, the church of, stands on the east side of St. Andrew's-hill, near to the public wharf called Puddle-dock. It was formerly called St. Andrew juxta Baynard Castle, from its vicinity to that palace; but on the removal of the office of the King's wardrobe to a spot now called Wardrobe-place, it received its present addition to its name. This church is supposed to have been founded about the same time as Baynard's Castle was built, and, perhaps, by the same nobleman, as the advowson was anciently in the family of Fitzwalter, from which it passed through many hands, till the year 1663, when it devolved to the crown, in whose gift it still remains. . . The present rector is the Rev. Isaac Saunders, who was elected by the parishioners in 1816. The present church was built in 1670, after the great fire, by Sir Christopher Wren, in a plain, substantial and useful manner, of brick and stone. The interior is sevens-five feet in length, fifty-nine in breadth, and thirty-eight in height." [James Elmes. A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

This parish - no. 32 in the above map - is located in Castle Baynard Ward.
The church was destroyed in 1666, rebuilt by Wren 1685-95, damaged WWII.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for St Andrew by the Wardrobe.


Church Records

Online Parish Register Images and Indexes for St Andrew by the Wardrobe parish are provided by, or at various subscription sites via, the LDS FamilySearch wiki.

"Swedenborgian/New Church/New Jerusalem is the only identified non-Church of England denomination in St Andrew by the Wardrobe with St Ann Blackfriars." - LDS


Description and Travel

Wikipedia page on St Andrew by the Wardrobe.

World Heritage Encycyclopedia page on St Andrew by the Wardrobe.

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Historical Geography

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Summary history of St Andrew by the Wardrobe parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.


Land and Property

Public Houses, Inns & Taverns of the parish of St Andrew by the Wardrobe - provides "information from census records, trade directories, etc."



Clerical career summaries for the parish of (i) St Andrew by the Wardrobe and (ii) St Andrew By The Wardrobe With St Ann Blackfriars, from the Clergy of the Church of England Database website.



Sources for listings of taxpayer names for St Andrew by the Wardrobe parish, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.