All Hallows Barking
The church of All Hallows Barking is in Tower Street Ward on the southeast corner of Seething Lane and on the north side of Tower Street. Stow describes it as a
fayre parish Church.
There was initially a chapel built on the site by King Richard I. It was not until the reign of King Richard III that the chapel was replaced by a church and a College of Priests installed. The college had been suppressed in 1548 and the church pulled down. It was replaced by
a large strong frame of Timber and bricke... and imployed as a store house of Marchantes goodes brought from the sea(Stow). In 1613 however, after Stow’s death, the church was restored (Harben). There continues to be a church on the site to the present day.
All Hallows Barking is found on the Agas map at the east end of Tower Street labelled
Barkyng.It is also featured on Benjamin Cole’s 1754 engraving of Tower Street Ward (Cole).
See also All Hallow’s Barking modern church website
Tower Street Ward with their Divisions into Pariſhes according to a New Survey.London, 1754. British Library. Open.
- Harben, Henry. A Dictionary of London. London: Henry Jenkins, 1918. British History Online. Reprint. Open.
- Stow, John. A Survey of London. Reprinted from the Text of 1603. Ed. Charles Lethbridge Kingsford. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1908. Reprint. British History Online. Subscription. [Kingsford edition, courtesy of The Centre for Metropolitan History. Articles written 2011 or later cite from this searchable transcription. In the in-text parenthetical reference (Stow; BHO), click on BHO to go directly to the page containing the quotation or source.]
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