St Michael Queenhithe

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

St Michael Queenhithe was originally built in the twelfth century. It was burnt down in the Great Fire of 1666, and rebuilt by Wren in 1676-86, only to be demolished in 1876, when the parish was merged with St James Garlickhythe.

Essentially nothing now remains of the church on its former site, although there is a parish boundary marker in Little Trinity Lane. The choir stalls and pulpit salvaged from the church still survive, in St James, and the weather-vane in the shape of a ship, on top of St Nicholas Cole Abbey. The font also survives, in the church of St Michael in Camden Town.

St Michael Queenhithe parish boundary marker

St Michael Queenhithe 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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