St. Mary (Newington) (Parish)

The parish of St. Mary (Newington) began approximately a mile south of London Bridge and is south of the area depicted on the Agas map (Stow 1598, sig. Y5r). St. Mary Newington was also referred to as Newington Butts, a name that is believed to originate from the ancient archery butts that were set up on the fields of the parish (Malden; Lysons). One of the notable sites in St. Mary Newington was Newington Butts, which was among the earliest playhouses to exist during the golden age of Elizabethan theatre (Johnson 26). While Stow discusses the parish of St. Mary Newington in his Survey of London, St. Mary Newington was technically a distant parish, which lay outside the Corporation of London’s jurisdiction (Boulton 12). As a result, St. Mary Newington fell under the control of Surrey authorities (Boulton 9).


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Rothwell, Molly. St. Mary (Newington) (Parish) The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 30 Jun. 2021, INP.

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Rothwell, Molly. St. Mary (Newington) (Parish) The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed June 30, 2021. INP.

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Rothwell, M. 2021. St. Mary (Newington) (Parish) In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 6.6). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from INP.

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