- (St.) Christopher le Stocks
- On the north side of Threadneedle Street, west of the Bank of England. In Bread Street Ward.Shown in Leake's map, 1666-Rocque, 1746. The parish is in Broad Street and Cornhill Wards.Earliest mention: 10 Ed. I. (Ch. I. p.m. 10 Ed. I. (22)).Forms of name : "St. Christopher upon Cornhull," 1348-9 (Ct. H.W. I. 520). "St. Christopher in Bradestrete," 1385-6 (ib. II. 251). "St. Christopher de Bradstrete," 1387 (ib. II. 261). "St. Christopher near le Stokkes," 1361 (ib. 41). "St. Christopher at lestokkes," 1375 (ib. 179). "St. Christopher near le Shambles," called "le Stockes," 40 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. III., 257).Rebuilt 1462 (P.C. p. 53). Re-edified 1506 (S. 187, and Hatton, s.v.), and again 1621, the steeple, etc. (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 132).Partly burnt in the Fire and rebuilt (ib.) 1671, and repaired 1696. Removed 1781 for the extension of the Bank of England and parish united to St. Margaret Lothbury.A Rectory (P.C.). Patron : 10 Ed. I. John de Nevyle (Ch. I. p.m. (22)).Advowson granted to Prior of Charterhouse, 21 Rich. II. (Anc. Deeds, B. 2031). Afterwards belonged to the Bishop of London.The garden with the fountain within the Bank marks the site of the Churchyard to the north of the church.
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.