(St.) George Botolph Lane


(St.) George Botolph Lane
   On the west side of Botolph Lane and at the south-east corner of George Lane. In Billingsgate Ward (O.S.).
   Earliest mention: Temp. H. II. "St. George's in Estehepe" (Anc. Deeds, A. 1686).
   Other names : "Sancti Georgii de Estehepe," 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I. 229). "S. George in Botolph Lane," 1313 (Ct. H.W. I. 243). "S. George the Martyr near Estchep," 1375 (ib. II. 174). "S. George Estchep," 3 Ed. III. (Ane. Deeds, C. 2390). "St. George Buttolph" (Leake, 1666). "Seynt George in Podynge lane," 1516 (Fabyan's Chr. p. 295).
   Repaired 1360 (Ct. H.W. II. 56). Repaired and beautified 1627 (Strype, 1720, I. ii. 171). Burnt in the Great Fire and rebuilt 1674.
   The church of St. Botolph, Billingsgate, was united to it after the Fire.
   Church closed as being in a dangerous condition 1899 and pulled down 1904. Parishes united to St. Mary at Hill, 1901 (Builder, 9.2.07), and End. Ch. Rep. 1903, p. 7.
   A Rectory. Patrons : the Abbot and Convent of Bermondsey ; after the dissolution, the Crown.
   Register from 1546 in custody of Mr. H. Bird, 19 Eastcheap, Hon. Vestry Clerk, 1912 (N. and Q. 11th S. V. p. 463).
   Dedication to the patron saint of England. It is curious that it should be the only church in the City with this dedication.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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