St Mildred Bread Street

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

St Mildred Bread Street was originally built around 1252.  It was badly damaged  in the Great Fire of 1666, and rebuilt, using some of the surviving structure, by Wren in 1681-7, only to be  substantially destroyed during an air raid, and subsequently demolished, in 1941 (a photograph of the bombed church taken in 1942  still survives).

The bombed church of St  Mildred Bread Street

The bombed church of St Mildred Bread Street

Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft were married in the church in 1816.  Only a parish boundary marker survives at its former site  (actually, on Cannon Street).  Many of the interior fitting  salvaged from the church still survive, in the church of St Anne and St Agnes.

St Mildred Bread Street parish boundary marker

St Mildred Bread Street 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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