St Andrew Hubbard
|St Andrew Hubbard|
Current photo of site
|Denomination||Roman Catholic, later Anglican|
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; it is now called Lovat Lane. It took its name from Hubert, a mediaeval benefactor. Its parish records are among the most detailed in the United Kingdom, and have been extensively researched.
The church was repaired and "richly beautified" in 1630, at a cost to the parishioners of more than £600. 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 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. 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".
- Newcourt, Richard (1708). Repetorium Ecclesiasticum Parochiale Londinense 1. London. pp. 263–5.
- Ben Johnson's London : A Jacobean Place Name Dictionary. University Of Georgia Press. 2009. p. 122. ISBN 9780820332918.
- Parish records analysed
- Burgess,C., ed. (1999). The Church records of St Andrew Hubbard, Eastcheap c1450-1570. London: London Record Society. ISBN 0-900952-34-2.
- 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:
- Huelin, Gordon (1996). Vanished Churches of the City of London. London: Guildhall Library Publishing. ISBN 0-900422-42-4.
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