An occasional saunter through the churches of the Square Mile                                
        An occasional saunter through the churches of the Square Mile

                                 
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The church stood on Knightrider Street. It had been rebuilt in the early 15th Century, but was not rebuilt again after the Great Fire. Possibly this was because it had acquired a reputation during the Commonwealth period for being a centre of activity of Fifth Monarchists, a group of protestant fundamentalists who saw the role of Cromwell and his protectorate government as being mainly to prepare the way for Christ's second coming on Earth. Their militancy led to the minister of the church being arrested for religious extremism, a seemingly impossible feat during the lunacy of the Cromwellian years. Later, Queen Street was built across part of the churchyard, but a tiny fragment remains, recognisable as such, forming a forecourt to the 18th Century houses at 27 and 28 Queen Street.

Simon Knott, December 2015


location: Queen Street EC4 - 2/061
status: part of the graveyard survives
access: private garden of offices, visible from street

St Thomas the Apostle St Thomas the Apostle

 

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