Another in the occasional series on churches built by Wren after the Great Fire of 1666 that have been lost since.
St Antholin Watling Street, also known as St Antholin Budge Row, was originally built in the early twelfth century. It was burnt down in the Great Fire of 1666, and rebuilt by Wren in 1678-88, only to be demolished during the construction of Queen Victoria Street in 1874, when the parish was merged with St Mary Aldermary. Essentially nothing now remains of the church at its former site. A stone tablet that once marked its former site was salvaged when the site was developed to make way for Bucklersbury House, and still survives affixed to the outside wall of the church of St Mary Aldermary. The salvaged reredos survives in the church of St Anthony in Nunhead.
The site of the church is visited on our “Lost Wren churches” themed special.
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