St James Dukes Place

Another in the  occasional series on churches that survived the Great Fire of 1666 but were rebuilt or demolished subsequently …

Print of St James Dukes Place

Print of St James Dukes Place

St James Duke’s Place was originally built in 1622, on land that before the dissolution used to belong to Holy Trinity Priory.  It survived the Great Fire of 1666, but fell into disrepair and had to be rebuilt in 1727, only  to be demolished in 1874, when the parish was merged with St Katharine Cree.  Essentially nothing now remains of the church at its former site, other than the name, which lives on in that of St James’s Passage, and some parish boundary markers in Creechurch Lane and in St Katharine Cree churchyard in Mitre Street. Some memorial plaques salvaged from the church survive in St Katharine Cree.

 

St James Dukes Place plaque in St Katharine Cree

St James Dukes Place plaque in St Katharine Cree

St James Dukes Place parish boundary marker, St Katharine Cree churchyard

St James Dukes Place parish boundary marker, St Katharine Cree churchyard

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