St Martin Vintry

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St Martin Vintry
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DenominationRoman Catholic, Anglican

St Martin Vintry was a parish church in the Vintry ward of the City of London, England. It was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666 and never rebuilt.[1]


The church stood at what is now the junction of Queen Street and Upper Thames Street just north of Southwark Bridge.[2] It was rebuilt in 1306, the choir at the cost of Queen Margaret. The Vintners Company had an Altar in the church dedicated to St. Martin, who was their patron saint.[3]

St Martin Vintry was one of 86 parish churches destroyed in the Great Fire of London. 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 Martin Vintry was not among them.[5] Instead its parish was united with that of St Michael Paternoster Royal.


  1. ^ The London Encyclopaedia Hibbert,C;Weinreb,D;Keay,J: London, Pan Macmillan, 1983 (rev 1993,2008) ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5
  2. ^ Notes on Old City Churches: their organs, organists and musical associations Pearce, C.W.: London, Winthrop Rogers Ltd, 1909
  3. ^ White, J.G. (1901). The Churches and Chapels of Old London. London. pp. 110–1.
  4. ^ Wren Whinney,M London Thames & Hudson, 1971. ISBN 0-500-20112-9.
  5. ^ The City of London Churches Betjeman, J. Andover, Pitkin, 1967 (rpnt 1992) ISBN 0-85372-565-9

Further reading[edit]

  • Transcripts of parish registers, vol. 61 (St Martin in the Vintry, 1613–1754). Challen, W. H.London: Mitchell Hughes and Clarke, 1927.

Coordinates: 51°30′39″N 0°05′34″W / 51.5109°N 0.0928°W / 51.5109; -0.0928