(St.) Andrew by the Wardrobe
   On the east side of St. Andrew's Hill at No.35, on. the north side of Queen Victoria Street (P.O. Directory). In Castle Baynard Ward.
   First mention: " Sci andree de Castello," c. 1244 (MS. D. and C. St. Paul's W.D. 9 f. 48b).
   Other names : " St. Andrew in the ward of Castle Baynard," 1275 (Riley's Mem. 4) " St. Andrew at Castle Baynard," 1279-80 (Ct. H.W. I. 46). " St. Andrew Castle Baynard," 1284 (ib. 69). " Sancti Andreae de Castro Baynardi," 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I 228). " St. Andrew Baynard," 1307 (Ct. H.W. I. 191). " St. Andrew near Castle Baynard," 1344 (ib. 473). " St. Andrew in or near the Great Wardropp," 1656 (Ct. H.W. II. 771). "St. Andrew in le Wardroppe," 1585-7 (Lond. I. p.m. II. 125).
   Repaired and beautified 1627 (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 223).
   Burnt in the Fire and rebuilt 1692, the parish of St. Ann Blackfriars being united to it. A Rectory. Patron : Robert Fitz Walter in 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I. 237). Afterwards in private hands. Later vested in the Crown, afterwards in the Mercers' Company, who present alternately with the parishioners of St. Ann's.
   Designation indicates its locality.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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