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St Olave, Silver Street - destroyed St Olave, Silver Street

Plaque: St Olave, Silver Street - destroyed

Inscription

{Below the skull and cross-bones:}
This was the parish church of St. Olave Silver Street, destroyed by the dreadfull fire in the year 1666.

We originally questioned the date of this plaque but Melissa Harrison wrote and convinced us that it probably is 17th century.   This reassessment reminded us of two other plaques of similar date - comparison is interesting: Boy and Panyer and Guy, Earl of Warwick.

Site: St Olave, Silver Street (2 memorials)

EC2, Noble Street

From the modern information board: "This garden covers the site of the church of St Olave, destroyed in 1666 by the Great Fire of London. the first reference to a church on this site is to 'St Olave de Mukewellestrate' in the twelfth century and the reference is to King Olaf (995 - 1030), the first Christian King of Norway, who fought with King Ethelred II against the Danes in England in 1013."

Silver Street itself was destroyed in the Blitz and erased completely by post-war development and traffic planning. Nearby Monkwell Street (previously "Mukewellestrate", we guess) went the same way.

More photos of this garden at Piquant Photos.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St Olave, Silver Street - destroyed

Information Subjects commemorated

50528

St Olave Church, Silver Street

The first reference to a church on this site is to 'St Olave de Mukewellestra...

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46777

Great Fire of London

Started on a Sunday morning. After 4 days the destruction included: - an area...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
St Olave, Silver Street - destroyed

Information Also at this site

51175

St Olave, Silver Street - road widened

St. Olave’s Silver Street. This churchyard was thrown back and the road widen...

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