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Lost Grounds

St. Mildred, Bread Street. 
'Seldom used' by 1841. Extensively cleared 1898 and remains taken to Brookwood. Church destroyed 1941. Ground built over by a huge office block.
( Credit Lyonnais,  84-94 Queen Victoria St.)
Yard full of ladders. (Holmes 1897)


1825 Print

St. John the Evangelist Watling Street
Site of burned church. Survived until 1954 then built on - Bank of England extension.
(Gateway House, Cannon St.) Chadwick claims 500 burials a year were taking place here  by 1841 - really?  
See Excavations at 25 Cannon Street  Molas 2002



St. Margaret Moses (Moyses)
Not rebuilt after the great fire. S.E. corner Friday Street and Cannon Street.
Site of burned church used as a burial ground for St Mildred Bread Street.  Lost to widening of Cannon street - Paved over by 1830.
'The passenger walks little thinking that under his feet lies many a recently interred corpse' Gentleman's Magazine 1830, Quoted in Kent.

Not shown on Rocque or Horwood, but an empty space is shown on Ogilby and Morgan.

Allhallows Bread Street.

South east corner of the junction of Bread Street and Watling Street. Church demolished in 1876 and replaced by warehouses. No indication of a burial ground on O.S. of 1873 or older maps,  but it was probably to the south of the church. Chadwick records 'scarcely any' burials by 1841, so it still existed at that time. He gives the dimensions as 100 square yards. Burial record during the plague says that some parishioners were buried 'in the Quaker ground' which suggests that the church ground was very small even then. 
Surprisingly, Mrs Holmes forgot to include Allhallows on her list.