(St.) Lawrence Pountney College


(St.) Lawrence Pountney College
   Adjoined the Church of St. Lawrence Pountney in Lawrence Pountney Lane, in Candlewick Ward.
   In 1334 John de Pulteney, Mayor 1333-4 and Alderman of Candlewick Ward, erected a chapel in honour of Corpus Christi and St. John the Baptist, adjoining the church of St. Lawrence in Candelwikestrete (Cal. P.R. Ed. III. 1334-8, pp. 60, 319) and founded a College there for a master and seven chaplains (S. 224).
   Called : "College or Collegiate Chapel of Corpus Christi," 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 575 and 609). "College of St. Lawrence de Pulteneye," 1369 (ib. II. 127).
   Advowson of St. Lawrence church given to the Master, 1334 (Cal. P.R. Ed. III. 1334-8, p. 60). Also of church of All Hallows on the Cellar in Thames Street, by the Bishop of Winchester, 1336 (Hist. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. 2).
   "Pulteneysyn" (the house of John de Pulteneye the founder) also belonged to the College and was granted by them to the earl of Arundel and Surrey, 8 Rich. II. (Anc. Deeds, III. D. 805).
   Patronage of the College in the hands of Edmund de la Pole, duke of Suffolk at the time of his attainder, when it passed to the Crown.
   House of St. Lawrence Pountney assured to earl of Sussex, 1539 (L. and P. H. VIII. D.S. XIV. Pt. 1, p. 403).
   Dissolved by Ed. VI. and sold to John Cheke (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 189).
   Site of the church and college enclosed and planted with trees and shrubs.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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