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St Mary Abchurch

"ST. MARY ABCHURCH, the church of, is situated near the south end of Abchurch-lane, Cannon-street, and derives its name and addition, from having been dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and Ab or Up church, from its greater elevation than most of its neighbourhood. . . The ancient church was destroyed by the great fire in 1666, and the present edifice erected shortly afterwards by Sir Christmher Wren. The parish of St. Lawrence Pountney was united to this parish after the fire, and the church of that small parish was consequently not rebuilt. The church is a rectory, in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London, and in the patronage of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The present rector is the Rev. J. W. Bellamy. Vicar of Sellinge, and headmaster of Merchant Tabors' SchooL" [James Elmes. A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

This parish - no. 63 in the above map - is located in Candlewick Ward.
The church dates from before the Great Fire, and was rebuilt by Wren 1681-87.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for St Mary Abchurch.



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Church History

St. Mary Abchurch and Grinling Gibbons, from the A London Inheritance website; a detailed well-illustrated description of the church.


Church Records

Online Parish Register Images and Indexes for St Mary Abchurch 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].


Description and Travel

Wikipedia page on St Mary Abchurch.

World Heritage Encycyclopedia page on St Mary Abchurch.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which St Mary Abchurch 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 Mary Abchurch parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.


Land and Property

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


Names, Personal

Surnames from the 1881 census in the S t Mary Abchurch and St Mary Abchurch London districts.



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



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