Building    From 1400  To 1949

Church of St John of Tyburn / St Marylebone

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A church was built in about 1200 near the Tyburn Tree, on the bank of the Tyburn River. In 1400 this was demolished and replaced with a church, St Marys, at the location of the plaque. The river, or bourne, ran through the parish and so it and its church became known as St Mary le bourne. This church was demolished and rebuilt on the same site in 1740-2. Demolished in 1949.

In 1813 a replacement church was built, and still stands, on Marylebone Road opposite York Gate. When this was built the old church became a chapel of ease for the parish.

There must be pictures, and photographs, of the 1740s church but we can't find them. Here is a rather nice aquatint of the 1813 one from 1829.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Church of St John of Tyburn / St Marylebone

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Old Church Garden - facts

The left-most of 3 plaques on the back wall of the garden.

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Rev. H. Russell Wakefield

Rev. H. Russell Wakefield

It seems very likely that the Rector of St Mary's, Bryanston Square in 1897 was this man. Bishop of Birmingham.

Person, Religion

1 memorial
Mothers' Union

Mothers' Union

International Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide. Founded by Mary Sumner near Winchester, in the parish where her husband was rector. With the support of the Bishop of Winch...

Group, Community / Clubs, Religion

2 memorials
Father Jack Holden

Father Jack Holden

From St James's we learn that on the porch wall of St James' Church (whose spire you can see just to the east of Father Jack's plaque) is a board which lists Jack Holden as the vicar of the Church ...

Person, Religion, South America

1 memorial
Leysian Mission

Leysian Mission

From Wesley's Chapel and from Kay: The Leys School was opened in Cambridge in 1875; just two years after non-Anglicans were admitted to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. It was intended to...

Group, Religion, Social Welfare

8 memorials
Bedford Institute / Quaker Social Action

Bedford Institute / Quaker Social Action

Established in the East End as the Bedford Institute Association to act on Education, Religious Effort, Moral Training, and Relief of the sick and destitute. Named for the Quaker silk merchant and ...

Group, Education, Religion, Social Welfare

1 memorial