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 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 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