Holy Trinity Churchyard (East Smithfield)

A component of London’s pestilential past, Holy Trinity Churchyard in East Smithfield was a graveyard for victims of London’s first great plague. The churchyard was east of Little Tower Hill, south of Hog Lane (East Smithfield) and north of St. Katherine’s Hospital. As the number of plague victims increased, these graveyards ran out of space and Holy Trinity Priory was used to ensure that the dead were buried in holy ground.
Stow writes that, in 1348, John Corey procured from Holy Trinity Priory one Toft of ground neare vnto Eastsmithfield [later enclosed by a stone wall], for the burial of them that died, with condition that it might be called the Church yard of the holy Trinitie (Stow). A year later, the Abbey of St. Mary Graces was founded and built at the site of the graveyard (Harben).
The Churchyard of Holy Trinity might be one of the enclosed spaces south of the label Hogge la. on the Agas map.


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Adams, Neil. Holy Trinity Churchyard (East Smithfield). The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 05 May 2022, mapoflondon.uvic.ca/edition/7.0/HOLY5.htm. INP.

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Adams, Neil. Holy Trinity Churchyard (East Smithfield). The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed May 05, 2022. mapoflondon.uvic.ca/edition/7.0/HOLY5.htm. INP.

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Adams, N. 2022. Holy Trinity Churchyard (East Smithfield). In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 7.0). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from https://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/editions/7.0/HOLY5.htm. INP.

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