Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter

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Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter
Westminster Civil Parish Map 1870.png
 • 18819 acres (0.036 km2)
 • 1881249
 • 1901231
 • 1921194
 • Abolished1922
 • Succeeded byMetropolitan Borough of Westminster
StatusExtra-parochial area (until 1858)
Civil parish (after 1858)[1]
GovernmentDean and Chapter of Westminster

The Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter was an extra-parochial area, and later civil parish, in the metropolitan area of London, England. It corresponded to the area of Westminster Abbey and was an enclave between the parishes of St Margaret and St John,[2] within the City and Liberty of Westminster.

In 1875 it was added to the St George's Poor Law Union, which also included the parishes of St George Hanover Square, St Margaret and St John.[3]

In 1889 the parish became part of the County of London and in 1900 it became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Westminster.

It was abolished as a civil parish in 1922.[4]


  1. ^ "Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter ExP/CP through time | Census tables with data for the Parish-level Unit".
  2. ^ Port, M. H. (Edr.) (1986). "Illustrative map of London parishes". The Commissions for building fifty new churches: The minute books, 1711-27, a calendar. London Record Society.
  3. ^ "AIM25 collection description".
  4. ^ Youngs, Frederic (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. ISBN 0-901050-67-9.

Coordinates: 51°29′58″N 0°07′41″W / 51.4995°N 0.1280°W / 51.4995; -0.1280