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St Olave, Silver Street - road widened St Olave, Silver Street

Plaque: St Olave, Silver Street - road widened

Erection date: 1865

Inscription

St. Olave’s Silver Street. This churchyard was thrown back and the road widened eight feet by the Commissioners of Sewers at the request of the Vestry Anno Dommini 1865.

H. J. Cummins - Rector
F. A. Harris, C. E. Wilson - Church Wardens

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 - road widened

Information Subjects commemorated

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St Olave Church, Silver Street

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

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Commissioners of Sewers

The City of London was well in advance of other parts of London when it came ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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H. J. Cummins

Rector of St Alban, Wood Street in 1865.

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F. A. Harris

Church Warden of of St Alban, Wood Street in 1865.

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C. E. Wilson

Church Warden of St Alban, Wood Street in 1865.

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

Information Also at this site

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St Olave, Silver Street - destroyed

We originally questioned the date of this plaque but Melissa Harrison wrote a...

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