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St Lawrence Jewry

Categories: Religion

St Lawrence Jewry is so called because the original twelfth century church stood on the eastern side of the City, then occupied by the Jewish community. That church, built in 1136, was destroyed in the Great Fire of London of 1666. The building which replaced it was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1680. Almost completely destroyed by fire in 1940 this time as the result of action by the King's enemies, it was restored in 1957 in the tradition of Wren's building. St Lawrence Jewry is now the church of the Corporation of London.

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St Lawrence Jewry

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Guildhall Yard fountain

The inscription text is taken from a modern (and indeed rather nasty) plaque ...

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St Lawrence Jewry - board

St Lawrence Jewry St Lawrence Jewry is so called because the original twelft...

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St Lawrence Jewry - weather vane

The weather vane depicts a grid-iron, the instrument used for the torture whi...

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Other Subjects

Thomas Lewis

Thomas Lewis

The first pastor of the Islington Union Chapel, appointed in 1802/4 (sources differ) and stayed in the post until his death, though he shared the job with Allon from 1843/4 (sources differ).

Person, Religion

1 memorial
Catherine Booth

Catherine Booth

Evangelist. Born Catherine Mumford in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. She married fellow methodist William Booth in 1855, and they embarked on a preaching tour of the country. Returning to London in 1864, t...

Person, Religion, Social Welfare

3 memorials
Mrs Oswald Howard

Mrs Oswald Howard

Connected to the Salvation Army Citadel, Ronalds Road in 1890.

Person, Religion

1 memorial
St Luke's Church - Charlton

St Luke's Church - Charlton

Mentioned as early as 1077, the present church was built with funds left by Charlton House's owner Sir Adam Newton. Spencer Perceval is buried here.

Building, Religion

1 memorial
Desiderius Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus

Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian. Born Rotterdam, date approximate. First visited London in 1499 and often stayed with Thomas More in Chelsea, a friend for over 30 years.

Person, Religion, Seriously Famous, Netherlands

3 memorials