St Olave Silver Street

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St. Olave Silver Street
Current photo of site
Denomination Roman Catholic, Anglican

St Olave, Silver Street was a church on the south side of Silver Street, off Wood Street[1] in the Aldersgate ward of the City of London. It was dedicated to St Olaf, a Norwegian Christian ally of the English king Ethelred II. The church was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666 and not rebuilt.

History[edit]

The first reference to the church, in the twelfth century, refers to it as "St Olave de Mukewellestrate" from its proximity to Monkwell Street.[2] John Stow described it as "a small thing, without any noteworthy monuments." [1]

It was rebuilt in 1609 and repaired 1662, at a cost of £50 7s 6d. It had a small churchyard, and owned another piece of land for burials in Noble Street, which was known as the "anatomizer's ground".[3]

The church was destroyed in the Great Fire[4] and not rebuilt. Instead the parish was united with that of St Alban, Wood Street.[1] The site is now a garden,[5] at the end of Noble Street. A late 17th Century tablet marks the spot where it once stood,[6] off London Wall, near the Museum of London.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pearce, C.W (1909). Notes on Old London Churches. London: C. Winthrop & Co. p. 229. 
  2. ^ Huelin, G. (1996). Vanished Churches of the City of London. London: Guildhall Library Publications. ISBN 0900422424. 
  3. ^ White, J.G. (1901). The Churches and Chapels of Old London. London. pp. 148–9. 
  4. ^ Hibbert, C; Weinreb, D; Keay ,J (1983 (rev 1993, 2008)). The London Encyclopaedia. London: Pan Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5. 
  5. ^ The Old Churches of London Cobb,G: London, Batsford, 1942
  6. ^ London:the City Churches” Pevsner, N; Bradley,S New Haven, Yale, 1998 ISBN 0-300-09655-0

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Coordinates: 51°31′02″N 0°05′43″W / 51.5173°N 0.0953°W / 51.5173; -0.0953