(St.) Benet Paul's Wharf
   On the north side of Upper Thames Street at 225 and 226 and west of Bennet's Hill (P.O. Directory). In Castle Baynard Ward.
   Earliest mention found in records : "Sancti Benedicti super Tamisiam," 1111 (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. 67).
   Other names : "St. Benedict super Hetham," 12th cent. (ib. p. 13). "St. Benedict super Werham," 1181 (ib. p. 68). "St. Benedict by Thames," 1170-97 (Anc. Deeds, A. 1485). "St. Benedict Algar," 1241-59 (MS. D. and C. St. Paul's W.D. 9, fol. 48b). "St. Benedict super ripam," 1262 (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p. 4). "St. Benedict de Wudewharf," 1260-1 (Ct. H.W. I. 8). "St. Benedict ad ripam," 1273-4 (ib. 18). "St. Benedict at the Wodewarve," 1282 (ib. 59). "St. Benedict super Wodewarve," 1285 (MS. D. and C. St. Paul's Lib. L. fo. 93). "St. Benedict in huda" (MS. D. and C. St. Paul's, 1285, Lib. L. 93). "St. Benedict super Warfum sancti Pauli," 1285 (ib.). " St. Benedict super hidam" (ib. ff. 115-8). "St. Benedict ad Ripam Sancti Pauli," 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I. 228). "St. Benedict at Castle Baynard," 1349. (Ct. H.W. I. 540), "St. Benedict near Paul's Wharf," 28 Ed. III. (Ch. I. p.m. 39). "St. Benedict West near Paules Wharf," 1426 (Ct. H.W. II. 440). "Atte Wodewharf" is a very favourite form of the name.
   The Chapter of St. Paul's in the 12th century granted the church of "St. Benedict super Hetham" to Algar the priest for life on payment of two marks yearly (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p. 63).
   In need of repair 1632.
   Burnt in the Fire and rebuilt better than before, 1683. Parish of St. Peter, Paul's wharf, united to it.
   A Rectory : Patrons : Canons of St Paul's, now the Dean and Chapter.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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