Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Alphabetical list of City of London parishes and non-parochial areas

The Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library is the local record office for the City of London (the "Square Mile"), although the records of the City of London Corporation are separately administered. During the medieval period there were over 100 parishes within the City and the Manuscripts Section holds the surviving records of all but two of these City parishes. The following list of parishes and non-parochial chapels within the City does not include any covering dates or any information on indexes, transcripts or Bishop's transcripts. Further information about these can be found in City of London Parish Registers (Guildhall Library 1999). This is available for consultation in the Manuscripts Section or for purchase from Guildhall Library Bookshop (E-mail:

Staff will be pleased to give advice on access and the availability of transcripts and indexes. Please note: the survival rate of records varies from parish to parish and readers are welcome to contact the Manuscripts Section prior their visit.

Allhallows Barking by the Tower

Allhallows Bread Street

Allhallows Honey Lane

Allhallows Lombard Street

Allhallows London Wall

Allhallows Staining

Allhallows the Great

Allhallows the Less

All Saints Skinner Street

Bridewell Chapel

Christchurch Newgate Street (also known as Christchurch Greyfriars)

Fleet Prison, and rules of the Fleet. Transcripts only. Original registers are held at the National Archives, Kew, Surrey, TW9 4DU.

Guildhall Chapel (non-parochial)

Holy Trinity Gough Square

Holy Trinity Minories

Holy Trinity the Less

Lamb's Chapel, Monkwell Street (non-parochial)

Mercers' Hall Chapel (non-parochial). Original registers are held at the National Archives, Kew, Surrey, TW9 4DU. Some marriages are recorded in parish registers held at Guildhall Library.

Old Red Hand and Mitre Chapel (non-parochial). Transcripts only. Original registers are held at the National Archives, Kew, Surrey, TW9 4DU.

St Alban Wood Street

St Alphage London Wall

St Andrew by the Wardrobe

St Andrew Holborn

St Andrew Hubbard

St Andrew Undershaft

St Ann Blackfriars

St Anne and St Agnes

St Antholin Budge Row

St Augustine Watling Street

St Bartholomew by the Exchange

St Bartholomew Moor Lane

St Bartholomew the Great

St Bartholomew the Less. Transcripts only (incomplete date coverage). Original registers held by the Archivist, St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE (by appointment only).

St Benet Fink

St Benet Gracechurch

St Benet Paul's Wharf

St Benet Sherehog

St Botolph Aldersgate (also known as St Botolph Without Aldersgate)

St Botolph Aldgate (also known as St Botolph Without Aldgate)

St Botolph Billingsgate

St Botolph Bishopsgate (also known as St Botolph Without Bishopsgate)

St Bride Fleet Street

St Christopher le Stocks

St Clement Eastcheap

St Dionis Backchurch

St Dunstan in the East

St Dunstan in the West

St Edmund the King and Martyr

St Ethelburga Bishopsgate

St Ewin (no registers extant). Amalgamated with St Nicholas Shambles to form Christchurch Newgate Street in 1547.

St Faith under St Paul

St Gabriel Fenchurch

St George Botolph Lane

St Giles Cripplegate

St Gregory by St Paul

St Helen Bishopsgate

St James Duke's Place

St James Garlickhithe

St James in the Wall - see Lamb's Chapel

St John the Baptist Walbrook

St John the Evangelist Friday Street

St John Zachary

St Katherine Coleman

St Katherine Cree

St Lawrence Jewry

St Lawrence Pountney

St Leonard Eastcheap

St Leonard Foster Lane (transcripts only)

St Magnus the Martyr

St Margaret Lothbury

St Margaret Moses

St Margaret New Fish Street

St Margaret Pattens

St Martin Ludgate

St Martin Orgar

St Martin Outwich

St Martin Pomeroy

St Martin Vintry

St Mary Abchurch

St Mary Aldermanbury

St Mary Aldermary

St Mary at Hill

St Mary Axe (No registers for this parish are known; early registrations seem to be included in the registers of St Andrew Undershaft)

St Mary Bothaw

St Mary Colechurch

St Mary le Bow

St Mary Magdalen Milk Street

St Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street

St Mary Mounthaw

St Mary Somerset

St Mary Staining

St Mary Woolchurch Haw

St Mary Woolnoth

St Matthew Friday Street

St Michael Bassishaw

St Michael Cornhill

St Michael Crooked Lane

St Michael le Querne

St Michael Paternoster Royal

St Michael Queenhithe

St Michael Wood Street

St Mildred Bread Street

St Mildred Poultry

St Nicholas Acons

St Nicholas Cole Abbey

St Nicholas Olave

St Nicholas Shambles (amalgamated with St Ewin to form Christchurch Newgate in 1547)

St Olave Hart Street

St Olave Jewry

St Olave Silver Street

St Pancras Soper Lane

St Paul's Cathedral (non-parochial)

St Peter Cornhill

St Peter le Poer

St Peter Paul's Wharf

St Peter Westcheap

St Sepulchre Holborn (also known as Holy Sepulchre Without Newgate)

St Stephen Coleman Street

St Stephen Walbrook

St Swithin London Stone

St Thomas Apostle

St Thomas in the Liberty of the Rolls

St Vedast Foster Lane

Temple Church. Transcripts only (incomplete date coverage). Registers (from 1628) held by the Master of the Temple, Master's House, Temple, London EC4Y 7BB.

Whitefriars Precinct. No separate register maintained. Registrations can be found in surrounding parishes.

Non-City parishes


The Manuscripts Section also holds some registers of some non-City parishes:

Aske's Hospital Chapel, Hoxton, Shoreditch (Middlesex)

Geffery's Almshouses Chapel, Shoreditch (Middlesex)

St George the Martyr, Southwark (Surrey). Parish Clerk's notebooks only.

St Katharine by the Tower (Middlesex)

St Leonard, Shoreditch (Middlesex)

St Mark, Old Street, Shoreditch (Middlesex)

St Mary's Hospital Chapel, Ilford (Essex)

St Peter, Hoxton Square, Shoreditch (Middlesex)

Please note that this list does not include those parishes for which we hold transcripts, Bishops' transcripts or indexes. For further information about these and for covering dates of the above, please see Greater London Parish Registers (Guildhall Library, 2001). This is available for consultation in the Manuscripts Section or for purchase from Guildhall Library Bookshop (E-mail:

Last updated October 2008

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