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St Mary Staining

"ST. MARY STAINING, the church of, was situated before the fire of London, on the north side of Oat-lane, Noble-street, Foster-lane, and derives its addition from the Saxon word Staining, of stone, being so built, whilst others were of wood. After the great fire, the parish was united to that of St. Michael, Wood-street." [J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

This parish is located in Aldersgate Ward.
The church was destroyed in 1666 and not rebuilt, a garden with some tombstones remain in Oat Lane.
The parish was later united with St Michael Wood Street 1670, St Alban Wood Street 1894, St Vedast Foster Lane 1954.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for St Mary Staining.



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Church History

St Mary Staining Churchyard - in London Gardens Online website.


Church Records

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


Description and Travel

Wikipedia page on St Mary Staining.

World Heritage Encycyclopedia page on St Mary Staining.

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Historical Geography

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


Land and Property

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


Names, Personal

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



Clerical career summaries for the parish of (i) St Mary Staining and (ii) St Michael Wood Street With St Mary Staining, from the Clergy of the Church of England Database website.



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