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St Laurence Pountney

St Laurence Pountney[1]
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Country United Kingdom
Denomination Roman Catholic, Anglican

St Laurence Pountney was a parish church in the City of London.[2] It stood in Candlewick Street [3] in Candlewick Ward until its destruction in the Great Fire of London.

Following the destruction of the majority of parish churches in the City by the Great Fire, the Rebuilding Act was passed and a committee set up under Sir Christopher Wren to decide which would be rebuilt [4] Fifty-one were chosen, but St Laurence Pountney was not amongst them.[5] It was one of the first to perish[6] and many felt it had been helped on its way.[7] Following the fire the parish was united to that of St Mary Abchurch [8]

The site of the church was retained as a graveyard, and is now a privately owned garden, as is the church's original graveyard, just to the south.[8]

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