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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Known as St Sepulchre Without Newgate

 
 
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Marker
Inscription. Built on the site of a Saxon church dedicated to St Edmund the church became known as St Edmund and the Holy Sepulchre during the years 1103 to 1173, when it was in the care of Augustinian Canons, who were Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Later, the name became abbreviated to "St Sepulchre". Rebuilt and much enlarged in 1450, the walls, tower and porch survive from that period. Badly damaged in the Great Fire of 1666, the interior was restored in 1670 and has been much altered since.

Among famous names associated with the church are John Rogers, Vicar, first Protestant martyr; Roger Ascharn, Tutor of Queen Elizabeth I; William Harvey, discoverer the circulation of the blood; Captain John Smith, first Governor of Virginia and Henry Wood, founder of the Promenade Concerts, whose ashes rest in what is now the Musicians' Chapel, with its many memorials to musicians. The church also contains the Regimental Chanel of the Royal Fusiliers.
 
Location. 51° 30.997′ N, 0° 6.154′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of Holborn Viaduct and Snow Hill, on the left when traveling east on Holborn Viaduct. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC1A 2DH, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here to the right of the entrance.
of this marker. The Royal Fusiliers (within shouting distance of this marker); Mozzagrogna and Caldari War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Lamb (within shouting distance of this marker); Giltspur Street Compter (within shouting distance of this marker); The Golden Boy of Pye Corner (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Royal College of Physicians (about 150 meters away); To The Immortal Memory of Sir William Wallace (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Poulters' Hall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
Also see . . .
1. History (St. Sepulchre Without Newgate). "There has been a worshipping community at St. Sepulchre’s since at least 1137 when a charter records that Rahere (the founder of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital) appointed ‘Hagno the Clerk’ as priest of St. Sepulchre’s...." (Submitted on December 11, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 

2. St Sepulchre-without-Newgate (Wikipedia). "St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, also known as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Holborn), is an Anglican church in the City of London. It is located on Holborn Viaduct, almost opposite the Old Bailey. In medieval times it stood just outside ("without") the now-demolished old city wall, near the Newgate.
<i>St. Sepulchre's Church and Holborn Viaduct, London, E.C.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by J. Valentine and Sons, circa 1905
3. St. Sepulchre's Church and Holborn Viaduct, London, E.C.
It has been a living of St John's College, Oxford, since 1622 and is part of the area designated the "Newgate Street Conservation Area" (No.6) by the City of London Corporation." (Submitted on December 11, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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