The church in 1585
|Location||Panyer Alley, London|
|Denomination||Anglican, originally Roman Catholic|
The church stood immediately to the north east of Paternoster Row  in Farringdon Within Ward. Its dedication derives from a 12th-century reference to its proximity to a corn market. It was in existence by 1181, when it was recorded in a survey of land and churches belonging to St Paul's Cathedral. St Michael's was rebuilt in 1430, the City having given small strips of land on the north and east sides to allow for its enlargement, and 'repaired and beautified' in 1617.
Along with the majority of the parish churches in the City, St Michael-le-Querne was destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666. A Rebuilding Act was passed in 1670 and a committee set up under Sir Christopher Wren, decided to rebuild 51 of the churches. St Michael's was not among them. Instead the parish was united with that of St Vedast Foster Lane. The site of the church was cleared to allow for the widening of Cheapside, although Richard Newcourt noted that "some small part of one Corner of the Steeple, was for Ornament and Uniformity, added to the Houses there built."
- 1841 census pinpoints spot
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