(Holy) Cross or Holy Rood
   An old parish in Aldgate Ward, conterminous with the Parish of Holy Trinity (S. 142). Stow tells us that the church was begun by Siredus in honour of the Cross and of Saint Marie Magdalen before the foundation of the Priory of Holy Trinity by Queen Matilda in 1108 (S. 141).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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  • Holy bark — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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