St Peter, Paul's Wharf

St Peter, Paul's Wharf, was a Church of England parish church in the City of London.[1] It was destroyed in the Great Fire in 1666.[2]

St Peter, Paul's Wharf
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LocationLondon, England
Founded10th century

First mentioned in the 12th Century[3] It stood to the north of Upper Thames Street in Queenhithe Ward[4] The parish was defiant in continuing to use the Book of Common Prayer[5] during the Civil War.[6]

St Peter's was, along with most of the City's other parish churches, destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666. A Rebuilding Act was passed and a committee set up under Sir Christopher Wren to decide which would be rebuilt.[7] Fifty-one were chosen, but St Peter Paul's Wharf[8] was not among them.[9] Following the fire, the parish was united with that of St Benet Paul's Wharf.[10]


  1. ^ London Genealogy
  2. ^ The Churches of the City of London; Reynolds, H. London: Bodley Head, 1922
  3. ^ Huelin, G. (1996). Vanished Churches of the City of London. London: Guildhall Library Publications. ISBN 0900422424.
  4. ^ "A Dictionary of London" Harben,H: London, Herbert Jenkins, 1918
  5. ^ Hibbert, C.; Weinreb, D.; Keay, J. (1983). The London Encyclopaedia. London: Pan Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5.
  6. ^ "The City of London-a history" Borer, M.I.C.: New York, D. McKay Co, 1978; ISBN 0-09-461880-1
  7. ^ "Wren" Whinney,M London Thames & Hudson, 1971 ISBN 0-500-20112-9
  8. ^ Sometimes known as "St Peter Parva" “The London City Churches", Norman,P.: London, The London Society, 1929
  9. ^ Betjeman, John (1992) [1967]. The City of London Churches (Reprint). Andover: Pitkin. ISBN 0853725659.
  10. ^ "The registers of St. Benet and St. Peter, Paul's Wharf, London" Willioghby, A.: London, Harleian Society, 1911

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Coordinates: 51°30′45″N 0°05′56″W / 51.51237°N 0.0988°W / 51.51237; -0.0988