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St Martin Vintry
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Country United Kingdom
Denomination Roman Catholic, Anglican

St Martin Vintry was a former church in the City of London, England. It was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666 and never rebuilt.

The Mortality Bill for the year 1665, published by the Parish Clerk’s Company, shows 97 parishes within the City of London.[1] By 6 September 1666, the city of London lay in ruins, 86 churches having been destroyed.[2] 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.[3] Fifty-one were chosen, but St Martin Vintry on the junction of Queen Street and Upper Thames Street just north of Southwark Bridge [4] in Vintry Ward was one of the unlucky minority never to be rebuilt.[5] Its dedication derives from its patronage by the surrounding Vintners[6] . Rebuilt in 1299[7], following the fire it was united to St Michael Paternoster Royal and partial records still survive at IGI.[8].


  1. ^ "The ancient office of Parish Clerk and the Parish Clerks Company of London" Clark, O.: London, Journal of the Ecclesiastical Law Society Vol 8, January 2006. ISSN 0956-618X.
  2. ^ The "Churches of the City of London" Reynolds, H.: London, Bodley Head, 1922.
  3. ^ "Wren" Whinney,M London Thames & Hudson, 1971. ISBN 0500201129.
  4. ^ “Notes on Old City Churches: their organs, organists and musical associations” Pearce, C.W.: London, Winthrop Rogers Ltd, 1909
  5. ^ "The City of London Churches" Betjeman, J. Andover, Pitkin, 1967 (rpnt 1992) ISBN 0853725659
  6. ^ "A Dictionary of London" Harben, H.: London, Herbert Jenkins, 1918
  7. ^ ”Vanished Churches of the City of London” Huelin, G. London Guildhall Library Publishing, 1996. ISBN 0900422424.
  8. ^ Genealogical website.

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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