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St Lawrence Pountney

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"ST. LAWRENCE, Poultney [sic], the church of, was situated on the west side of Lawrence Poultney-lane. It derives its name from the above-named saint, and John Poultney, who founded a college adjoining to it. The church was consumed by the great fire of 1666, and the parish united to that of St. Mary Abchurch." [James Elmes. A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

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This parish - no. 83 in the above map - is located in Candlewick Ward.
The church was destroyed in 1666 and not rebuilt, the church ground and churchyard remain.
The parish was later united with St Mary Abchurch 1670.

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Archives & Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for St Lawrence Pountney.

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Church Records

Online Parish Register Images and Indexes for St Lawrence Pountney 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 Mary Abchurch with St Lawrence Pountney [LDS FamilySearch Wiki].

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Description & Travel

Wikipedia page on St Lawrence Pountney.

World Heritage Encycyclopedia page on St Lawrence Pountney.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which St Lawrence Pountney has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Summary history of St Lawrence Pountney parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.

Bristow, Harry. A History of the Parish of St. Laurence Pountney, London, including, ... an account of Corpus Christi (or Pountney) College, in the said Parish London, E.,J.,G., and F. Rivington (1831) 300 pp. [Full text]
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ327808 (Lat/Lon: 51.510637, -0.088685), St Lawrence Pountney which are provided by:

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Names, Personal

Surnames from the 1881 census in the St Lawrence Poultney district.

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Occupations

Clerical career summaries for the parish of (i) St Lawrence Pountney and (ii) St Mary Abchurch With St Lawrence Pounteny, from the Clergy of the Church of England Database website.

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Schools

Bristow, Harry. A History of the Parish of St. Laurence Pountney, London, including, ... an account of Corpus Christi (or Pountney) College, in the said Parish London, E.,J.,G., and F. Rivington (1831) 300 pp. [Full text]
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Taxation

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