(St.) Andrew Holborn


(St.) Andrew Holborn
   On the south side of Holborn Viaduct at No. 31 (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Without.
   First mention: " St. Andrew Holburnestrate," 12th century (Anc. Deeds, B. 2197).
   The church of St. Andrew (q.v.) is mentioned in Charter of King Edgar, 951, and most probably refers to St. Andrew, Holborn.
   Other names and forms : " S. Andrew de Holeburn," 1291 (Ct. H.W. I. 103). " S. Andrew the Apostle in Portepul," 2 Ed. III. (MS. D. and C. St. Paul's Press A, Box 2a, 604). " S. Andrew in Holebourn," 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 574).
   There was a fraternity of St. Sith's in the church (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 248).
   Repaired 1632. Rebuilt lately, 1676, by Sir C. Wren (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 248). Repaired 1851 and 1872.
   A free school attached to it.
   A Rectory. Patrons : Prior and convent of Bermondsey until the dissolution of the monasteries-afterwards in private hands ; Duke of Montague (P.C. 1732) and now the Duke of Buccleugh.
   A spring existed under the wall of the churchyard temp. H. VIII. and in 1783 (Gent. Mag. Lib. XVI. p. 205).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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