(St.) Mildred Poultry


(St.) Mildred Poultry
   On the north side of the Poultry at its junction with Mansion House Street (O.S.). In Cheap Ward. The parish extends into Broad Street Ward.
   Earliest mention found in records : "Sce Mildrithe," 1175 (Cott. Ch. XI. 52).
   Other names and forms : St. Mildred de Walebroc," temp. H. III. (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. 22). "S. Miltheldrede upon Walebroc," 1279-80 (Ct. H.W. I. 43). "St. Mildred near Conhop," 1292 (Ct. H.W. I. 107). "Sancta Mildreda in Poletria," 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I. 229). "St. Mildred upon Walebroke," 1306 (Ct. H.W. I. 182).
   So named on account of its situation in the Poultry. The chapel of St. Mary de Coneyhope was annexed to this church.
   See St. Mary de Coneyhope, Chapel of.
   A piece of land lying within the gate of the Scaldynghous and extending to the ditch called "Walbrookdyk" was demised to St. Mildred's for a churchyard, 1420, adjoining the church north, and containing in length from the course of the Walbrook west 45 ft. and in breadth from the church north 35 ft. (Milbourne, p. 4) (Ct. H.W. II. 422).
   New built 1457 (S. 264), the new choir standing on the course of Walbrook. Repaired and beautified 1626 (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 30).
   Burnt in the Fire and rebuilt 1676, St. Mary Colechurch being united to it. Designed by Sir C. Wren. Cost £4654 (Milbourne, p. 88).
   Repaired and beautified 1701 (Strype, ib. 33).
   Taken down 1872 and the parish united to St. Olave Jewry.
   Stones purchased by Mr. Flytche, taken to Lincolnshire and placed in a field called St. Katherine's Garth near Thorpe Hall, Louth, where had stood an old priory of St. Katherine's. Mr. Flytche's intention was to rebuild on the site a domestic chapel to his house (N. and Q. 5 S. VIII. 105).
   A Rectory. Patrons : The Canons of Southwark until the dissolution of the monasteries, temp. H. VIII., then the Crown.
   In 1175 Ric. Bishop of Winchester granted to the Canons of Holy Trinity and of St. Mary Southwark annual payments "in ecclesia sancte Mildrithe in capella sancte Marie" (Cott. Ch. XI. 52, B.M.).
   St. Mildred was daughter of Merwald of Mercia, son of King Penda, and was consecrated first abbess of Minstre, a monastery founded by her mother in the Isle of Thanet on land given by her father as wergeld for the murder of his wife's brothers. St. Mildred died towards the close of the seventh century, and in 1033 her remains were translated to Canterbury (Milbourne, p. 3).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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