St. Dionis Backchurch

St. Dionis Backchurch was located on the southwest side of Lime Street on the border between Langbourn Ward and Billingsgate Ward (Stow 1633, sig. V1r-V1v). The church is dedicated to the patron saint of France, St. Denys or Dionysius, which, as Harben notes, is the only church in the City with this dedication, and suggests the French influence which prevailed in England during the 11th and 12th centuries (Harben). The church was built in the reign of Henry VI and rebuilt following its destruction in the Great Fire (Harben).
St. Dionis Backchurch was dismantled in August 1878 after its materials were sold at auction (Harben). Its parish was thereafter joined to the Parish of All Hallows (Lombard Street) (Harben).


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Zabel, Jamie. St. Dionis Backchurch The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 05 May 2022,

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Zabel, Jamie. St. Dionis Backchurch The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed May 05, 2022.

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Zabel, J. 2022. St. Dionis Backchurch In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 7.0). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from

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