The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3

Allen, Thomas


Plan of St. Martin Outwich Church. 1760.



The old church was an interesting and venerable edifice, as appears in the view above.

From the above plan, it will be seen that the church consisted of a nave and south aisle, lighted by pointed windows on the north side, all of which differed in their size and ornaments, and by at the east end. At the west end was a small tower, having story above the main building. The nave and aisle, were separated internally by arches resting on clustered columns, and there was a small gallery across the western extremity. The pulpit was fixed between of the windows, on the north side of the church near the east end where the preacher in consequence of the numerous windows, was constantly interrupted and his voice rendered inaudible by the noise of the carriages, and the ribaldry of stage coachmen. An altar tomb then stood on the north side of the communion-table, which was subsequently destroyed, prior to the Reformation, it was probably used as the sepulchre of our Saviour, in the Paschal ceremonies of the church of Rome, some of the particulars relative to the former church, are gleaned from the information of a worthy and enlightened friend of the writer, who well remembers the ancient edifice.



An inventory of the ornaments belonging to this church was communicated by the late J. Nichols, esq. to Mr. Malcolm, and is printed in his Londinium Redivivum; among the church ornaments the following are the m st curious: itm, a chales, wt the patten of sylver and geyltte, wt a Trynyte in the patten anameld, pond, xxixth unc« of Troye.

Itm, a crosse of sylver and gylt, wythe owr laddye and sent John off Evangelyste, of the gyfte off my lady of Burgayne, some tyme before ye wyffe of Richard Naylore, me«chant off London, pond« xxvj. unc« and xiijth. of Troye.

Itm, a boxe, with diverse rellyks thereyn, to the nomber of a xj. wt scrypturs on them.

Itm, a cloth called a vayle of whyte lynneyn, to draw affor the awter in lent time.

In .

To the masters of Pappe, for the porchase of the churcheyrde, in the presence of Mr. Hamon, ijl. xiijs. iiijd. This is the ground mentioned before, as being the site of the hospital, called the Papey, in .


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 CHAPTER I: The site, extent, buildings, population, commerce, and a view of the progressive increase of London
 CHAPTER II: List of the parishes and churches in London, with their incumbents, &c
CHAPTER III: History and Topography of Aldersgate Ward
CHAPTER IV: History and Topography of Aldgate Ward
CHAPTER V: History and Topography of Bassishaw Ward
CHAPTER VI: History and Topography of Billingsgate Ward
CHAPTER VII: History and Topography of Bishopsgate Ward, Without and Within
CHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of Bread-street Ward
CHAPTER IX: History and Topography of Bridge Ward Within
CHAPTER X: History and Topography of Broad-street Ward
CHAPTER XI: History and Topography of Candlewick Ward
CHAPTER XII: History and Topography of Castle Baynard Ward
CHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of Cheap Ward
CHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of Coleman-street Ward
CHAPTER XV: History and Topography of Cordwainer's-street Ward
CHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of Cornhill Ward
CHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Ward Within
CHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Yard Without
CHAPTER XIX: History and Topography of Dowgate Yard
CHAPTER XX: History and Topography of Farringdom Ward Within
CHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of Farringdon Ward Without
CHAPTER XXII: History and Topography of Langbourn Ward
CHAPTER XXIII: History and Topography of Lime-street Ward
CHAPTER XXIV: History and Topogrpahy of Portsoken Ward
CHAPTER XXV: History and Topography of Queenhithe Ward
CHAPTER XXVI: History and Topography of Tower Ward
CHAPTER XXVII: History and Topography of Vintry Ward
CHAPTER XXVIII: History and Topography of Wallbrook Ward