Lost Wren churches – St Bartholomew by the Exchange

Lost Wren Churches

Another in the occasional series on churches built by Wren after the Great Fire of 1666 that have been lost  since …

St Bartholomew-by-the-Exchange was originally built in the early thirteenth century, badly damaged  in the  Great Fire of 1666, and rebuilt by Wren in 1675-83, only to be demolished,  to allow for the widening of Threadneedle Street and the rebuilding of the Royal Exchange, in 1840.  A Corporation “Blue Plaque” marks  its former site.

St Bartholomew by the Exchange plaque

St Bartholomew by the Exchange plaque

The salvaged pulpit still survives,  in the church of St Bartholomew in Craven Hill in Tottenham (having been housed in St Bartholomew Moor Lane until that church was demolished to make way for the extension to the Metropolitan Line in 1902).

St Bartholomew by the Exchange, St Christopher le Stocks and St Margaret Lothbury parish boundary markers, Bank of England

St Bartholomew by the Exchange, St Christopher le Stocks and St Margaret Lothbury parish boundary markers, Bank of England

St Bartholomew by the Exchange parish boundary markers

St Bartholomew by the Exchange parish boundary marker

The site of the church is visited on our “Lost Wren churches” themed special.

Further details of all our walks are available in the “Guided Walks” section of this web-site.

Bookings may be made through the “Contact/Booking” section of the web-site, by e-mail (lostcityoflondon@sky.com), or by phone (020-8998-3051).

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