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From: Andrew Millard <>
Subject: Re: Fw: [G] St. Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 10:55:30 +0000 (GMT)
The description of the church for the National Monuments Record can be
(if you agree to the terms) and another version at
neither of which mention any surviving fabric from before Wren, which
suggests there isn't any. Pastscape gives two references which will have
more detailed descriptions:
1998 London : the City churches
by Simon Bradley and Nikolaus Pevsner
The buildings of England Page(s) 97-9
List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
City of London, 10-NOV-1977
If you are lucky there may have been an antiquary who visited before the
fire and recorded the inscriptions. London's Past Online: a bibliography
of London history
has the following books that might be useful:
Aggett, David T. (comp.). The church of St Magnus the Martyr by London
Bridge... : a history. Sunbury-on-Thames, Middx.: The author, 1996
Tull, George Francis. By the fish market : the story of St Magnus the
Martyr. Ashford, Middx.: Manor P., 1976. 13 p., illus.
Norman, P. 'The church of St Magnus the Martyr.' Transactions of the St
Paul's Ecclesiological Society, 7 (1911-15), 121-5.
VCH for London will probably also describe any antiquarian records or
surviving pre-Wren fabric.
On Tue, 14 Mar 2006, shelagh mason wrote:
> > Good morning.
> > I wonder if any of our members who live or work near London Bridge
> > and the above church can help me?
> > I have recently discovered that an Alderman named William Steyde was
> > buried in a tomb on the in the "Southside of St. Magne" in 1506. He
> > shared
> > the tomb with his wife Isobel, who pre-deceased him and at least one son,
> > Thomas, who died in the same year. His other son, William, appears to
> > have lived on - although this is hard to tell, as I have no Will for him.
> > Of course, all this pre-dates the commencement of parish registers....
> > William Steyde formed his own company or archers, known as
> > "Steyde's Knights". His son Thomas was so proud of his bow, he left
> > "myn bowe called "England" to his scrivener on his death.
> > "St. Magne" is St. Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge. The slight
> > problem is that it was involved in this little fire of 1666 and, being a
> > mere
> > 300 yards from the start of the fire, it was almost completely devastated.
> > It was rebuilt later by Sir Christopher Wren and now boasts a rather
> > grand and tall spire.
> > My question is: did the Steyde (sic) tomb survive within the church, as I
> > know some did? If so, is it still there today? I would very much like a
> > few
> > photos of it (and especially any writing that goes with it) and would be
> > happy
> > to reimburse any GOON's costs - as long as they are not exorbitant!
> > Regards,
> > Shelagh Mason
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