St Martin in the Fields (parish)
|St Martin in the Fields|
Civil parish within Westminster in 1921
|1881-1921 area||286 acres (1.16 km2)|
1922 (civil parish)
|Succeeded by||Metropolitan Borough of Westminster|
|Governance||Vestry of the Parish of St Martin in the Fields|
St Martin in the Fields was a civil parish in the metropolitan area of London, England. It took its name from the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields and was within the Liberty of Westminster. It included within its boundaries Buckingham Palace and St. James's Palace.
It was an ancient parish and originally included the following, which were carved out as new parishes:
- St Paul Covent Garden (1645)
- Westminster St James (1685)
- St Anne Within the Liberty of Westminster (1687)
- St George Hanover Square (1724)
It was a single parish following the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 until 1868 when it became part of the Strand Poor Law Union.
In 1855 the parish vestry became a local authority within the area of responsibility of the Metropolitan Board of Works.