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St Martin Vintry

St Martin Vintry
Denomination Roman 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]

History

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.

References

Further reading

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

51°30′33″N 0°5′31″W / 51.50917°N 0.09194°W / 51.50917; -0.09194Coordinates: 51°30′33″N 0°5′31″W / 51.50917°N 0.09194°W / 51.50917; -0.09194

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