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St Peter West-Cheap

"ST. PETER CHEAP, the church of, stood, before the fire of London, at the corner of Wood-street, Cheapside; but being a small parish it was united to that of St. Matthew, Friday-street, and not rebuilt." [James Elmes. A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

This parish - no. 40 in the above map - is located in Farringdon Within Ward.
The church was destroyed in 1666 and not rebuilt, but part of the churchyard remains.
The parish was later united with St Matthew Friday Street 1670, St Vedast Foster Lane 1882.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for St Peter West-Cheap.



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Church History

St Peter Cheap - in London Gardens Online.


Church Records

Online Parish Register Images and Indexes for St Peter West-Cheap 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 Matthew Friday Street with St Peter Cheap [LDS FamilySearch Wiki].


Description and Travel

Wikipedia page on St Peter West-Cheap.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which St Peter West-Cheap 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 Peter West-Cheap parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.


Land and Property

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


Names, Personal

Surnames from the 1881 census in the St Peter Westcheap and St Peter Westcheap London districts.



Clerical career summaries for the parish of (i) St Peter West-Cheap and (ii) St Matthew Friday Street With St Peter Cheap, from the Clergy of the Church of England Database website.



Sources for listings of taxpayer names for St Peter West-Cheap parish, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.