St Andrew Hubbard

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St Andrew Hubbard
Current photo of site
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Roman Catholic, later Anglican
Parish boundary mark.

St Andrew Hubbard was a parish church in the Billingsgate ward of the City of London. It was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666, and not rebuilt.

History[edit]

The church stood in the in the Billingsgate ward of the City of London. The east end of the church adjoined Rope Lane, later known as Lucas Lane and then Love Lane;[1] it is now called Lovat Lane.[2] It took its name from Hubert, a mediaeval benefactor.[1] Its parish records are among the most detailed in the United Kingdom, [3] and have been extensively researched.[4]

The church was repaired and "richly beautified" in 1630, at a cost to the parishioners of more than £600.[1] It was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in in 1666 and not rebuilt. Instead the parish was united with that of St Mary-at-Hill[5] and the site sold to the city authorities. Part of the land was used to widen the roadway, and the rest to build the Royal Weigh House.[1] A parish vestry was built at the east end of the weighhouse, beneath which were "a Portico, Publick Stocks, a Cage, and a Little Room".[1]

A Parish boundary mark can be found in nearby Philpot Lane. Today Citibank occupies part of the site.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Newcourt, Richard (1708). Repetorium Ecclesiasticum Parochiale Londinense 1. London. pp. 263–5. 
  2. ^ Ben Johnson's London : A Jacobean Place Name Dictionary. University Of Georgia Press. 2009. p. 122. ISBN 9780820332918. 
  3. ^ Parish records analysed
  4. ^ Burgess,C., ed. (1999). The Church records of St Andrew Hubbard, Eastcheap c1450-1570. London: London Record Society. ISBN 0-900952-34-2. 
  5. ^ Hibbert, C; Weinreb, D; Keay, J (1983 (rev 1993,2008)). The London Encyclopaedia. London: Pan Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Huelin, Gordon (1996). Vanished Churches of the City of London. London: Guildhall Library Publishing. ISBN 0-900422-42-4. 

Coordinates: 51°30′36″N 0°5′0″W / 51.51000°N 0.08333°W / 51.51000; -0.08333