Britain Express is a labour of love by David Ross, an avid historian, photographer, and 'Britain-ophile'. Further information on the Church can be found by clicking the button below. † Conditions apply. St Benet's, Paul's Wharf • Temple Church, "The City Churches" Tabor, M. p121:London; The Swarthmore Press Ltd; 1917, "The London Encyclopaedia" Hibbert,C;Weinreb,D; Keay,J: London, Pan Macmillan, 1983 (rev 1993,2008), Now much reduced since the late nineteenth century when many bodies were disinterred and reburied at Brookwood Cemetery, https://archive.org/details/londoncitychurch00dani, The Annals of London: A Year-by-year Record of a Thousand Years of History, The Churches of London: A History and Description of the Ecclesiastical Edifices of the Metropolis, http://www.thealdersgatetalks.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Architectural-Background.pdf, https://wikishire.co.uk/w/index.php?title=St_Botolph%27s,_Aldersgate&oldid=68410. OS: TQ321814 It was one of four Churches in medieval London dedicated to St Botolph, a 7th century East Anglian saint, each of which stood by one of the gates to the City: Billingsgate (destroyed in 1666 and not rebuilt); Aldgate; Bishopsgate; and Aldersgate. [2] The other three churches dedicated to St Botolph were St Botolph's, Billingsgate (destroyed by the Great Fire and not rebuilt), St Botolph's Aldgate, and St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate. He served as a physician in ordinary to the king but died the following year and was buried at St Botolph's-without-Aldersgate. Yorkshire. [5] The patronage eventually passed to the dean and chapter of Westminster Abbey. The  church tower is distinctive and easy to recognise, although the very top of the spire is missing, probably through bomb damage. "ST. BOTOLPH, Aldersgate, the church of, is situated at the south-east corner of Little Britain, in Aldersgate-street Without, and received its name from St. Botolph, a British saint born in Cornwall, and from its contiguity to the ancient Alder's gate. Being a Guild Church means that we don’t have our own parish or Sunday services; instead our ministry serves the midweek working population in our area of the City of London. St Nicholas Cole Abbey • Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. [6], During the Middle Ages there was a hospital for the poor outside Aldersgate. Public Houses, Inns & Taverns of the parish of St Botolph without Aldersgate - provides "information from census records, trade directories, etc.". A Cluniac foundation, it was suppressed by King Henry V as an alien house, and its lands and goods were granted to the parish of St Botolph. Even at home rewards were bestowed on Henry Bell, who barefacedly used Mr. Symington’s plans, and carried, it is recorded, the model of the first steam boat to Fulton in America. outside Bishopsgate), St Botolph's Aldgate (sometimes called St Botolph's-without-Aldgate), and this church, St Botolph-without-Aldersgate. This was destroyed by enemy action during the war, as were virtually all the buildings to the north of St Botolphs up to Stoney Lane and Gravel Lane. Also in the entrance to the church is this splendid momument to Robert Dow, who died in May 1612 at the age of 90 – a rather good age for the 17th century. [8][1], The church underwent several restorations during the 19th and 20th centuries, and many of the furnishings are from the late 19th century. St Botolph’s sits just outside (without) what was Bishop’s Gate, one of the gates of the City of London. [9] In an account published in 1773 the church is described as having galleries on the north and west sides, oak pews, and a carved oak pulpit. moment of spiritual awakening while living near St Botolph's in When Charles II fell ill in 1681 Location: In Postman's Park off Aldersgate Street. St Giles-without-Cripplegate • These windows illustrate key events in the area's history. That Saxon church was rebuilt in the 14th century and remarkable escaped the Great Fire unharmed. [4], The church was founded before 1291. Euston and King's Cross rail stations & St Pancras Eurostar terminal are all nearby. 1738. Robert Dow was a Master of the Merchant Taylors and during his life gave away a substantial sum to various charitable establishments. Then there is a poignant memorial to Elizabeth [3] Botolph was venerated as the patron saint of travellers, which is thought to be why churches at the City gates have this dedication. St Mary Woolnoth • St Michael, Cornhill • It is faced with Roman cement with four attached Ionic columns flanking a large Venetian window. bed and breakfasts near St Botolph's-without-Aldersgate. Dutch Church, Austin Friars • Wherever possible, I make myself available to all who come in need. Attraction Type: Historic Church The earliest recorded rector is John de Steventon in 1333. Other A beautiful Grade II listed Georgian Town House with seventeen en-suite guest rooms the Staunton Hotel boasts an atmosphere more reminiscent of a welcoming club. [13] The stained glass in the aisles is partly Victorian, and partly from the 1940s. Revolution of 1688. (1612-1682). Website: St Botolph's-without-Aldersgate [8] The organ, in a gallery at the west end,[1] is by Samuel Green and dates from 1788. NMB House is at 17 Bevis Marks, and the Pevsner Guide states: “Nos. The first is that in the 10th century, King Edgar had the remains of St Botolph divided and sent to locations through London. I was really pleased to find the location in Bevis Marks from where my father took his photo. I did wonder what was on the bomb site, but did not have time to research. Thank you for a very interesting few minutes which I look forward to. The problem was not just the mechanism to propel the boat, but also how a steam engine could be installed in a wooden boat, without the boat catching fire. The church tower in the centre of the photo is that of St Botolph without Aldgate. [8] In 1627, the steeple was rebuilt in Portland stone, with battlements and a turret, and the rest of the church repaired. The church is renowned for its beautiful interior and historic organ. The Countess was born Lady Elizabeth Egerton, daughter of John Egerton, 1 st Earl of Bridgewater and Lady Frances Stanley, daughter of the 5 th Earl of Derby about 1604.