St Pancras, Soper Lane
|St Pancras, Soper Lane|
Current photo of site
|Denomination||Anglican, originally Roman Catholic|
St Pancras, Soper Lane, was a parish church in the City of London. Of medieval origin, it was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666 and not rebuilt.
St Pancras, Soper Lane, was first built in the twelfth century. The street from which it took its name was renamed Queen Street after the Great Fire. It was a small building, with a tower containing five bells. There was a chapel on the north side. In 1617 a monument commemorating Elizabeth I was presented to the church. The building was renovated in 1621, and a porch added in 1624.
Along with the majority of churches in the City, St Pancras, Soper Lane, was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in September 1666. In 1670 a Rebuilding Act was passed and a committee set up under the stewardship of Sir Christopher Wren to decide which would be rebuilt. St Pancras, Soper Lane, was not amongst the 51 chosen. Instead the parish was united with that of St Mary-le-Bow, and the site retained as a graveyard.
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