The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4
The parish of Christ-church was taken out of that of St. Saviour, and was originally part of the district called the Liberty of . The church was erected at the expense of Mr. John Marshall, of , and finished in , when he endowed it with an estate of per annum towards the support of the minister. The steeple and spire, which were feet high, were not completed till . The church was feet long, feet broad, and feet in height This edifice, in consequence of the badness of the foundations, soon became so ruinous, that in , Mr. Marshall's trustees applied to parliament for power to rebuild it, with the sum of which had accumulated in their hands from the trust, and obtained an act for that purpose. The present structure was accordingly erected.