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St John the Baptist upon Walbrook St John the Baptist upon Walbrook

Monument: St John the Baptist upon Walbrook

Erection date: 1884

Inscription

{On the main body of the monument:}
Sacred to the memory of the dead interred in the ancient church & churchyard of St John the Baptist upon Walbrook during four centuries.

The formation of the District Railway having necessitated the destruction of the greater part of the churchyard all the human remains contained therein were carefully collected and reinterred in a vault beneath this monument AD 1884.

{Lower down:}
Rev. Lewis Borrett White, DD, Rector
John R. W. Luck, Edward White - Church wardens

An unusual and unsuccessful siting of a three-dimensional monument. One face is presented to the pavement, the rest of the monument is behind rather nice chunky railings and a nasty modern metal fence, along with some old gravestones and, when we visited, the usual detritus: traffic cones, old paint tins, litter, etc. Behind the monument is a ventilation shaft for the underground. A number of London's monuments disguise similar shafts and we've listed the ones we know about at Dance's obelisk.

Site: St John the Baptist upon Walbrook (1 memorial)

EC4, Cloak Lane

2016: Mike Coleman has directed us to BBC Autos - an excellent long post with lots of images, concerning cemeteries, plague pits, and the construction of the railways.

Go to map of other memorials in this area

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St John the Baptist upon Walbrook

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St John the Baptist upon Walbrook

First recorded in the 12th century.  Destroyed in the Great Fire and never re...

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District Railway

Formed to complete the 'inner circle' of the tube in London.  This was effect...

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occupants of lost graves at St John the Baptist upon Walbrook

The dead interred in the ancient church & churchyard of St John the Baptist u...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
St John the Baptist upon Walbrook

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John R. W. Luck

Churchwarden of St John the Baptist upon Walbrook in 1884.

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Edward White

Churchwarden of St John the Baptist upon Walbrook in 1884.  Given the shared ...

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Rev. Lewis Borrett White

Rector of St John the Baptist upon Walbrook in 1884.  Born and died London.

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