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St Margaret Lothbury

"ST. MARGARET, Lothbury, the church of, is situated on the north side of Lothbury, opposite the south front of the Bank of England. It derives its name from being dedicated to St. Margaret, a virgin saint of Antioch . . . The ancient church, which was built in 1440, being destroyed by the great fire of 1666, the present stone edifice was erected by Sir Christopher Wren, and finished in 1690. It stands upon the ancient course of Wall-brook, and is a plain substantial building. . . At the time when the church of St. Christopher-le-Stocks was pulled down to make way for the west end of the Bank of England, by Princes-street, that parish was united to it by act of parliament. The advowson is a rectory in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London, and in the patronage of the bishop of that see. The present rector is the Rev. J. B. Hollingworth, B.D., Archdeacon of Hunts, and perpetual Curate of St. Botolph, Aldgate, who was instituted in 1814." [James Elmes. A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

This parish - no. 22 in the above map - is located in Coleman Street Ward.
The church dates from before the Great Fire, and was rebuilt by Wren 1686-1700.
It was united with St. Bartholomew by the Royal Exchange and St. Christopher-le-Stocks.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for St Margaret Lothbury.


Church History

Lothbury and Woolnoth - histories of the combined parish of St Margaret Lothbury and St Mary Woolnoth from the parish website.

Freshfield, Edwin. On the parish books of St. Margaret-Lothbury, St. Christopher-le-Stocks, and St. Bartholomew-by-the-Exchange, in the city of London. London: Printed by J. B. Nichols and Sons (1876) 67pp. [Full text]

Church Records

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

Non-Church of England denominations identified in St Margaret Lothbury with St Christopher le Stocks and St Bartholomew by the Exchange include: Independent/Congregational and Presbyterian [LDS FamilySearch Wiki].


Description and Travel

Wikipedia page on St Margaret Lothbury.

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Historical Geography

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Summary history of St Margaret Lothbury parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.



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