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St Leonard Foster-lane

"St. LEONARD FOSTER-LANE, the church of, . . . stood on the western side of Foster-lane, but having been destroyed by the great fire in 1666, the parish was united to that of Christ Church, Newgate-street (see that church), and the church was not rebuilt." [James Elmes. A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

This parish - no. 5 in the above map - is located in Aldersgate Ward.
The church was destroyed in 1666 and not rebuilt.
The parish was later united with Christchurch Newgate Street 1670, St Sepulchre Holborn 1954.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for St Leonard Foster-lane.


Church Records

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

No non-Church of England denominations have been identified for Christ Church, Newgate Street with St Leonard, Foster Lane [LDS FamilySearch Wiki].


Description and Travel

Wikipedia page on St Leonard Foster-lane.

World Heritage Encycyclopedia page on St Leonard Foster-lane.

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Historical Geography

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



Summary history of St Leonard Foster-lane parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.


Land and Property

Public Houses, Inns & Taverns of the parish of St Leonard Foster-lane - provides "information from census records, trade directories, etc."


Names, Personal

Surnames from the 1881 census in the St Leonard Foster Lane district.



Clerical career summaries for the parish of (i) St Leonard Foster Lane and (ii) Christ Church Newgate Street With St Leonard Foster Lane, from the Clergy of the Church of England Database website.



Sources for listings of taxpayer names for St Leonard Foster-lane parish, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.