St Bartholomew the Great
"ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE GREAT, the church of, is situated on the north-east side of Smithfield, and at the north end of Duke-street. It escaped the fire in 1666, and is a large plain church of Saxon and Norman architecture . . . The present church is in nearly the same state as it stood in the reign of Edward VI.; but the recent fire in May, 1830, has opened to view many of the beautiful and curious architectural antiquities which had been concealed by mean buildings. . . The patronage of this church, which, in all probability, was anciently in the prior and canons of St Bartholomew is now in private hands. This parish claims an exemption from the necessity of being free of the city to carry on retail trades within its boundaries. The present rector is the Rev. John Abbiss, who was instituted by the late William Phillips, Esq., of Cavendish-square, its " [J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]
This parish is located in Farringdon Without Ward.
First established as a priory in 1123.
London Metropolitan Archive holdings for St Bartholomew the Great.
Brief history, from medieval-london.blogspot
St Bartholomew's Gatehouse, from Historic UK.
St.Bartholomew's: hospital, museum, church, art gallery and film set, from London-In-Sight Blog. [Lavishly illustrated]
The Weeping Monument of Edward Cooke - well-illustrated historical account from the London Details website.
Moore, Norman. The church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield. Its foundation, present condition, and funeral monuments. [West Smithfield] W.H. & L. Collingridge (1892) 72 pp. [Full text]
Online Parish Register Images and Indexes for St Bartholomew the Great are provided by, or at various subscription sites via, the LDS FamilySearch wiki.
Webb, E. A. The Records of St. Bartholomew's Priory and St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield: Volume 2 (Oxford, 1921), British History Online [Full text].
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Summary history of St Bartholomew the Great parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.
Public Houses, Inns & Taverns of the parish of St Bartholomew the Great - provides "information from census records, trade directories, etc."
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Surnames from the 1881 census in the St Bartholomew Great district.
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