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St. Botolph-without-Bishopsgate

 
 
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Inscription.
Welcome to St Botolph without Bishopsgate
This garden combines the churchyard of St Botolph without Bishopsgate and land donated by the Common Council in 1760. The current church dates from 1725-8, and escaped with little damage during the second World War, losing only the west window.

A Short History
Christian worship has been offered on this site since Roman times. The Church is first mentioned as ‘Sancti Botolfi extra Bishopesgate' in 1212. The building was repaired in 1571 and partially reconstructed in 1666. It survived the Great Fire of 1666, but by the early c18 had to be demolished. The present church, the fourth on the site, was completed in 1729 to the designs of James Gold, under the supervision of George Dance. Its most modern feature is the stained glass window commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Bowyers to mark the recent restoration carried out in 1993-4.
Over the centuries, many famous Londoners have been associated with St. Botolph's, including Sir William Allen, Lord Mayor 1571-2, who repaired the church at his own expense; Edward Alleyn, founder of Dulwich College, who was baptised here in 1566; Sir Paul Pindar, James I's Ambassador to Turkey; and John Keats, baptised here in 1795.
The church contains the regimental memorial chapel of the Honourable
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Artillery Company and the Book of Remembrance of the London Rifle Brigade. The memorial cross in the churchyard is believed to be the first memorial of the Great War (1914-1918) to be set up in London, erected in 1916 after the Battle of Jutland.
A brochure with a more detailed history of the church is available inside. St Botolph's is a City church and continues to minister to those who work or live in, or visit, the City. You are warmly welcome to join us in worship and prayer.
 
Location. 51° 30.995′ N, 0° 4.885′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is on England Route A10 just from Aldermans Walk, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC2M 3TL, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Bethlehem Hospital (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Children of the Kindertransport (about 150 meters away); Hope Square (about 150 meters away); East India Arms (approx. half a kilometer away); St Gabriel Fenchurch (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); London Troops War Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Royal Exchange Forecourt (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Wellington (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
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1. St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Who Was St. Botolph?. Over 70 Churches, along with five towns and villages, are dedicated to, or named for St. Botolph. (Submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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