St Martin Orgar

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Coordinates: 51°30′38.98″N 0°5′15.10″W / 51.5108278°N 0.0875278°W / 51.5108278; -0.0875278

St Martin Orgar
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St Martin Orgar depicted by Thomas H. Shepherd in 1831
CountryUnited Kingdom

St Martin Orgar was a church in the City of London in Martin Lane, off Cannon Street. It is sometimes considered being one of the churches mentioned in the nursery rhyme "Oranges and Lemons". Most of the building was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666, but the tower and part of the nave were left standing.[1] The parish was merged with St Clement Eastcheap.[2] The churchyard remained in use by the combined parish until 1853.

The remains of the church were restored and used by French Protestants until 1820.[3] Most of the remaining building was then pulled down, but the tower remained and was rebuilt in 1851 as the campanile of St Clement Eastcheap.[4] A fragment of the churchyard of St Martin's remains to the south of the campanile.[5]


  1. ^ "The City of London Churches" Betjeman,J Andover, Pikin, 1967 ISBN 0-85372-112-2
  2. ^ "The London Encyclopaedia" Hibbert,C;Weinreb,D;Keay,J: London, Pan Macmillan, 1983 (rev 1993,2008) ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5
  3. ^ "Vanished churches of the City of London" HUelin,G: London, Guildhall Publishing, 1996 ISBN 0-900422-42-4
  4. ^ "The Visitors Guide to the City of London Churches" Tucker,T: London, Friends of the City Churches, 2006 ISBN 0-9553945-0-3
  5. ^ "London:the City Churches” Pevsner,N/Bradley,S New Haven, Yale, 1998 ISBN 0-300-09655-0

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