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St. Alban's Churchyard
GPS: 51.51662, -0.09408
35 Love Ln
Barbican, London, UK
Published: December 30, 2020
Total records: 2
The churchyard no longer exists. All that remains of St. Alban's Church is it's tower, now located in the middle of Wood St. The churchyard had been located on the northside of the tower, extending east through the church's property. Today, the old churchyard and church property lies underneath a London Police station.
St. Alban's History
There are records showing that the grounds occupied by the present St. Alban's Church Tower was used as a place of worship dedicated to Saint Alban as far back as 10th Century. By the 1600s, the church buildings had fallen into disrepair. The church was rebuilt in 1634. However, the Great Fire of London destroyed the newly rebuilt church. It was rebuilt again in 1666.
After WWII, St. Alban's Church had been left demolished by German bombing. All that remained was it's present-day tower.
The churchyard, where burials had taken place, was cleared over in 1965. The parish records are held at the Guildhall Library. Receipts for burial with names of deceased can be found in the churchwardens' accounts 1584–1636.
Percy C. Rushen Transcription
Percy C. Rushen was a Londoner who in the early 1900's embarked on a project to record the monument inscriptions of churchyards throughout the City of London. The final work was published in a 1910 book entitled, "Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London", by Phillimore & Co. Ltd.
Rushen found the great majority of monuments had become too difficult to read. His book includes only abstracted information from these monuments, not the full inscriptions. For St. Alban's Churchyard, he was only able to read two (2) monuments...
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