Loquis: St Mary Woolchurch Haw

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St Mary Woolchurch Haw


Published on:  2020-04-29 10:30:00


It was a parish church in the City of London, destroyed in the Great Fire of London of 1666 and not rebuilt. It came within the ward of Walbrook. The church of St Mary Woolchurch Haw was an ancient foundation, dating from the time of William I. The name is said to be derived from a beam that was once fixed in the churchyard, which was used for weighing wool. The church was rebuilt in the reign of Henry VI. In 1670 a Rebuilding Act was passed and a committee set up under the stewardship of Sir Christopher Wren to decide which would be rebuilt. Fifty-one were chosen, but St Mary Woolchurch Haw was not among them. The parish was united to that of St Mary Woolnoth. The Mansion House now stands on the site.

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