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25 September 2012

Seek out St John the Baptist upon Walbrook

One of the unlucky churches of the Great Fire, St John the Baptist upon Walbrook stood next to a stream, not far from what is now Cannon Street Station, from the 12th until the 17th century.

One of 86 churches to be destroyed by the Great Fire of London, St John's was passed over for rebuilding under Sir Christopher Wren's grand plan, and was never to be reconstructed. The church was dealt a further blow when the building of the District Line meant that the remaining churchyard had to be dug up in 1884, and now all that remains of the church and those buried there is a vault and memorial on Cloak Lane.

For more, see http://www.burial.magic-nation.co.uk/bgwalbrook.htm

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