St Peter, Paul's Wharf

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St Peter, Paul's Wharf
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St Peter, Paul's Wharf, was a parish church in the City of London. It was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. First mentioned in the 12th Century[1] It stood to the north of Upper Thames Street in Queenhithe Ward[2] The parish was defiant in continuing to use the Book of Common Prayer[3] during the Civil War.[4]

St Peter's was, along with most of the City's other parish churches, destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666. A Rebuilding Act was passed and a committee set up under Sir Christopher Wren to decide which would be rebuilt.[5] Fifty-one were chosen, but St Peter Paul’s Wharf[6] was not among them.[7] Following the fire the parish was united with that of St Benet Paul's Wharf.[8]


  1. ^ Huelin, G. (1996). Vanished Churches of the City of London. London: Guildhall Library Publications. ISBN 0900422424. 
  2. ^ "A Dictionary of London" Harben,H: London, Herbert Jenkins, 1918
  3. ^ Hibbert, C.; Weinreb, D.; Keay, J. (1983). The London Encyclopaedia. London: Pan Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5. 
  4. ^ “The City of London-a history” Borer, M.I.C.: New York, D. McKay Co, 1978; ISBN 0-09-461880-1
  5. ^ "Wren" Whinney,M London Thames & Hudson, 1971 ISBN 0-500-20112-9
  6. ^ Sometimes known as “St Peter Parva” “The London City Churches”, Norman,P.: London, The London Society, 1929
  7. ^ Betjeman, John (1967 (rpnt 1992)). The City of London Churches. Andover: Pitkin. ISBN 0-85372-565-9.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ “The registers of St. Benet and St. Peter, Paul’s Wharf, London” Willioghby, A.: London, Harleian Society, 1911

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