Lost Wren Churches – St Benet Gracechurch

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

St Benet GracechurchSt Benet Gracechurch was originally built sometime before 1291, burnt down  in the  Great Fire of 1666, and rebuilt by Wren in 1681-7, only to be demolished, to allow for road-widening, in 1867-8, when the parish was merged with All Hallows Lombard Street.  A Corporation “Blue Plaque” marks  its former site.  The salvaged seventeenth-century pulpit survives in St Olave Hart Street.

St Benet Gracechurch plaque

St Benet Gracechurch and All Hallows Lombard Street parish boundary markers

St Benet Gracechurch and All Hallows Lombard Street parish boundary markers

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