St. Olave (Hart Street)

The church of St. Olave, Hart Street, dedicatred to St. Olaf, 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 parrish (Stow). Samuel Pepys is buried in this church.
St. Olave, Hart Street features on the Agas map west of the label Herte Str., its bell tower (marked 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


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MLA citation

Adams, Neil. St. Olave (Hart Street) The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 05 May 2022,

Chicago citation

Adams, Neil. St. Olave (Hart Street) The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed May 05, 2022.

APA citation

Adams, N. 2022. St. Olave (Hart Street) In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 7.0). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from

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