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A plan of the church of St Peter upon Cornhill, its cemetery &c. with the seating of the inhabitants in the said church

A plan of the church of St Peter upon Cornhill, its cemetery &c. with the seating of the inhabitants in the said church

Publisher: Wilkinson, Robert

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 8.53

Item number: 53

Length: 508

Width: 610

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: 8 3/4" : 50 Feet

The title of this plan runs down the right side of the plate, with the scale bar at bottom centre and the names of the parishioners reported on their seats they in the church pews. Erected on the site of an old Roman basilica in AD179, St Peter's church burned down in the great fire of 1666 and was rebuilt by Christopher Wren in the years 1675/81. In the Middle Ages the church housed a large library and a grammar school.

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