Blackfriars (St. Bartholomew’s)

The third house of the Dominican friars (known in England as the Black friars) in London stood at the former Augustinian canons’ house at St. Bartholomew the Great. With the return of Catholic worship under Mary I in 1553, two decades after the break with Rome, the city saw the restoration of monastic lands that had fallen into private hands after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The Black friars refounded their London friary in 1556. However, their renewed presence was short lived; the death of Mary and her archbishop, Reginald Pole, in 1558 heralded the end of royal support for the friary. By the end of 1559, the friars had left St. Bartholomew the Great and would never return to London (Holder 57-60).


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Blackfriars (St. Bartholomew’s) The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 05 May 2022, INP.

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2022. Blackfriars (St. Bartholomew’s) In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 7.0). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from INP.

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Disambiguation for Bartholomew the Great

Disambiguation for Blackfriars

Blackfriars (Holborn) is the first site in London occupied by the Dominican friars, followed by Blackfriars (Farringdon Within) and then Blackfriars (St. Bartholomew’s). Blackfriars (Farringdon Within) is the liberty containing Blackfriars Monastery and Blackfriars Theatre.



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