(St.) Bartholomew by the Exchange

   At the south-east corner of Bartholomew Lane. In Broad Street Ward. The parish is in Broad Street and Cornhill Wards.
   Church shown in Leake, 1666, and in Horwood, 1799.
   Earliest mention: Land in parish of St. Bartholomew parui, 1225-6 (Harl. Charter, 55 F. 17).
   Forms of name : " St. Bartholomew the Less " (H. III. Anc. Deeds, A. 1678), and throughout the 14th and 15th centuries (Ct. H.W.). " Little St. Bartholomew," 1312 (Cal. L. Bk. D. p. 288) and 1355 (L. Bk. G. p. 46). " St. Bartholomew near the Exchange," 1647 (Ct. H.W. II. 764). " lytyll saynt Bathellmuw besyd sunt Antony's " (Machyn's Diary, p. 3, 1550-1). Rebuilt 1438 (S. 186).
   Chantry founded 21 Ed. IV. (ib.).
   Chapel added on the south by Sir Wm. Capel, 1509 (S. 186).
   Repaired and beautified 1620 (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 121).
   Burnt in the Fire 1666 and rebuilt by Wren 1679. Taken down 1840-1 to make room for the new Royal Exchange and the materials sold by auction 1841, the south wall and the chapel above mentioned being reserved to be built into the Sun Fire Office. Some of the carved masonry, the old pulpit, organ, etc., were preserved in the church erected 1849-50 in Moor Lane, in the style of St. Bartholomew by the Exchange.
   A Rectory. Patron : Abbot of St. Mary Graces until the Dissolution of the Monasteries temp. H. VIII., when the advowson fell to the Crown (Newcourt, I. 290).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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