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St Mary Magdalen Old Fish-street

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"ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Old Fish-treet, the church of, is situated on the north side of Knightrider-street, at the west corner of the Old Change. Its name is derived from that of the saint to which it is dedicated, and its situation in the ancient fish market. This church was formerly a vicarage, in the tenure of the canons of St. Paul's, so early as 1181. . . The old church was destroyed at the time of the great fire of 1666, as well as its neighbour St. Gregory, which is at the south-west corner of St. Paul's Cathedral. . . The church was rebuilt in 1685, by Sir Christopher Wren. The patronage of this church is also in the minor canons of St Paul's. After its destruction by the great fire, the ground upon which it stood was laid into St. Paul's Church-yard, and the two parishes united by act of parliament. . . The present Rector is the Rev. Richard H. Barham, a minor canon of St. Paul's, who was instituted in 1826." [James Elmes. A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

This parish - no. 35 in the above map - is located in Castle Baynard Ward.
The church was destroyed in 1666, rebuilt by Wren, demolished 1887.
The parish was later united with St Martin Ludgate 1890.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for St Mary Magdalen Old Fish-street.


Church Records

Online Parish Register Images and Indexes for St Mary Magdalen Old Fish-street parish are provided by, or at various subscription sites via, the LDS FamilySearch wiki.

Non-Church of England denominations identified in St Mary Magdalene Old Fish Street with St Gregory by St Paul include: Presbyterian and Unitarian [LDS FamilySearch Wiki].


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Historical Geography

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Summary history of St Mary Magdalen Old Fish-street parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.


Land and Property

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


Names, Personal

Surnames from the 1881 census in the St Mary Magdalen Old Fish-street district.



Clerical career summaries for the parish of (i) St Mary Magdalen Old Fish-street and (ii) St Mary Magdalene Old Fish Street With St Gregory By St Paul, from the Clergy of the Church of England Database website.



Sources for listings of taxpayer names for St Mary Magdalen Old Fish-street parish, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.