St Peter, Westcheap

St Peter, Westcheap was a former church in the City of London. The Mortality Bill for the year 1665, published by the Parish Clerk’s Company, shows 97 parishes within the City of London. By September 6 the city lay in ruins, 86 churches having been destroyed. 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. Fifty-one were chosen, but St Peter Westcheap at the south west corner of Wood Street in Farringdon Within Ward was one of the unlucky minority never to be rebuilt. First mentioned in the 15th Century Queen Elizabeth 1 was presented with a Bible as she passed the church door in 1559 Following the fire it was united to St Matthew Friday Street. Partial records still survive at IGI.

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