St. Olave, Hart Street
The church of St. Olave, Hart Street is found on the south side of Hart Street and the northwest corner of Seething Lane in Tower Street Ward. It has been suggested that the church was founded and built before the Norman conquest of 1066 (Harben). Aside from mentioning the nobility buried in St. Olave’s, Stow is kind enough to describe the church as
a proper [i.e. appropriate] parrish(Stow). Samuel Pepys is buried in this church.
St. Olave, Hart Street features on the Agas map west of the label
A) and nave protruding above the surrounding buildings. It is drawn in the same geographical position as the same church on Benjamin Cole’s 1754 engraving of Tower Street Ward (Cole).
See also St. Olave’s 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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