St Margaret, New Fish Street

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St Margaret, New Fish Street [1]
Site of St Margaret New Fish Street.JPG
Current photo of site
LocationThe Monument, City of London
CountryUnited Kingdom
DenominationRoman Catholic, Anglican
Founded10th century

St Margaret, New Fish Street, was a parish church in the City of London.

The Mortality Bill for the year 1665, published by the Parish Clerks' Company, shows 97 parishes within the City of London.[2] By September 6 the city lay in ruins, 86 churches having been destroyed.[3] 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.[4] Fifty-one were chosen, but St Margaret New Fish Street where the Monument now stands[5] in Bridge Ward was one of the minority never to be rebuilt.[6] Variously called St Margaret Bridge Street and St Margaret Fish Street Hill,[7] it received many gifts from the pilgrims who passed it on the way to and from London Bridge.[8] Following the fire it was united to St Magnus-the-Martyr.[9]


  1. ^ Name recorded as such in Church of England,Parish of St. Margaret New Fish Street,Vestry and parish officers Annuity bonds with papers appertaining Ms 11383 cited in "City of London Parish Registers Guide 4" Hallows,A.(Ed): London, Guildhall Library Research, 1974 ISBN 0-900422-30-0
  2. ^ "The ancient office of Parish Clerk and the Parish Clerks Company of London" Clark, O :London, Journal of the Ecclesiastical Law Society Vol 8, January 2006 ISSN 0956-618X
  3. ^ The "Churches of the City of London" Reynolds,H: London, Bodley Head, 1922
  4. ^ "Wren" Whinney,M London Thames & Hudson, 1971 ISBN 0-500-20112-9
  5. ^ “Notes on Old City Churches: their organs, organists and musical associations” Pearce,C.W.: London, Winthrop Rogers Ltd, 1909
  6. ^ "The City of London Churches" Betjeman, J. Andover, Pitkin, 1967 (rpnt 1992) ISBN 0-85372-565-9
  7. ^ "A Dictionary of London" Harben,H: London, Herbert Jenkins, 1918
  8. ^ ”Churches of the City of London”, Huelin,G London,Guildhall Library Publications, 1996ISBN 0900422424
  9. ^ "The London Encyclopaedia" Hibbert,C;Weinreb,D;Keay,J: London, Pan Macmillan, 1983 (rev 1993,2008) ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5

Coordinates: 51°30′36″N 0°05′10″W / 51.51013°N 0.086001°W / 51.51013; -0.086001