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St Augustine Watling-street

"ST. AUGUSTINE'S, AND St. FAITH'S, Old Change. This church is situated behind No. 35, St. Paul's Church-yard, and at the corner of Watling-street, in the ward of Farringdon Within. It is dedicated to St Augustin or Austin the monk, the English apostle. The old church having suffered by the fire of London, was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, in 1683. The interior is of the Ionic order, fifty-one feet long, forty-five broad and thirty high. Owing to the smallness of the parishes, that of St Faith's is united to it, and they are a rectory, the advowson of which is in the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, in whose patronage it appears always to have been, for it is mentioned in their books as early as the year 1181, when Ralph de Diceto was dean. The present rector is the Rev. J. W. Vivian, D.D., one of the minor canons of St Paul's, who was instituted in 1821." [James Elmes. A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

This parish - no. 36 in the above map - is located in Farringdon Within Ward.
The church was destroyed in 1666, rebuilt by Wren 1680-87, was destroyed again in 1941, only the tower remaining.
The parish was later united with St Mary le Bow 1954.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for St Augustine Watling-street.


Church Records

Online Parish Register Images and Indexes for St Augustine Watling-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 St Augustine with St Faith [LDS FamilySearch Wiki].


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Historical Geography

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Summary history of St Augustine Watling-street parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.


Names, Personal

Surnames from the 1881 census in the St Augustine Watling Street district.



Clerical career summaries for the parish of (i) St Augustine Watling Street and (ii) St Augustine With St Faith, from the Clergy of the Church of England Database website.



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