Graduate student contribution

Pedagogical Partner contribution

St. Botolph (Billingsgate)

St. Botolph’s Billingsgate Church was located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Botolph Lane and Thames Street in Billingsgate Ward. It is not labelled on the Agas map. It was one of the four London churches named after the seventh-century Anglo-Saxon monk, St. Botolph, who was the abbot of Iken, Suffolk. Over fifty churches in England were named after Botolph. According to Stow, the church of St. Botolph’s once contained many beautiful monuments, but, even by his time, the monuments were gone, destroyed, or defaced (Stow 1598, sig. M1v).
The church was apparently a popular settlement for foreigners. Stow reports that in the 1570s there were not in the whole warde aboue thrée Netherlanders, but only thirty years later there were fifty-one households of foreigners residing in Billingsgate Ward, thirty of which were in the Parish of St. Botolph (Billingsgate) (Stow 1598, sig. M2r). The church of St. Botolph’s was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 and was never reconstructed; the parish was eventually merged with that of the neighboring Parish of St. George (Botolph Lane).

Cite this page

MLA citation

Ivie, Jordan, and Kim McLean-Fiander. St. Botolph (Billingsgate) The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 05 May 2022,

Chicago citation

Ivie, Jordan, and Kim McLean-Fiander. St. Botolph (Billingsgate) The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed May 05, 2022.

APA citation

Ivie, J., & McLean-Fiander, K. 2022. St. Botolph (Billingsgate) In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 7.0). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from

RIS file (for RefMan, RefWorks, EndNote etc.)

Provider: University of Victoria
Database: The Map of Early Modern London
Content: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

A1  - Ivie, Jordan
A1  - McLean-Fiander, Kim
ED  - Jenstad, Janelle
T1  - St. Botolph (Billingsgate)
T2  - The Map of Early Modern London
ET  - 7.0
PY  - 2022
DA  - 2022/05/05
CY  - Victoria
PB  - University of Victoria
LA  - English
UR  -
UR  -
ER  - 

TEI citation

<bibl type="mla"><author><name ref="#IVIE1"><surname>Ivie</surname>, <forename>Jordan</forename></name></author>, and <author><name ref="#MCFI1"><forename>Kim</forename> <surname>McLean-Fiander</surname></name></author>. <title level="a">St. Botolph (Billingsgate)</title> <title level="m">The Map of Early Modern London</title>, Edition <edition>7.0</edition>, edited by <editor><name ref="#JENS1"><forename>Janelle</forename> <surname>Jenstad</surname></name></editor>, <publisher>U of Victoria</publisher>, <date when="2022-05-05">05 May 2022</date>, <ref target=""></ref>.</bibl>

Documents relating to St. Botolph, Billingsgate



Variant spellings