Southern Anthology

Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

 Greyfriars Church, Newgate, London, England, United Kingdom


Latitude: 51.516095767863966, Longitude: -0.09998738765716553
Greyfriars Church

Notes:
"In London, the Greyfriars was a Franciscan friary that existed from 1225 to 1538 on a site at the North-West of the City of London by Newgate in the parish of St Nicholas in the Shambles. It was the second Franciscan religious house to be founded in the country. The establishment included a conventual church that was one of the largest in London; a studium or regional university; and an extensive library of logical and theological texts. It was an important intellectual centre in the early fourteenth century, rivaled only by Oxford University in status. Members of the community at that time included William of Ockham, Walter Chatton and Adam Wodeham. It flourished in the fourteenth and fifteenth century, but was dissolved in 1538 at the instigation of Henry VIII as part of the dissolution of the monasteries. Christ's Hospital was founded in the old conventual buildings, and the church was rebuilt completely by Christopher Wren as Christ Church after the original church was almost completely destroyed in the Great Fire of London. The building currently standing on the site, designed by Arup, is currently occupied by Merrill Lynch International."

"Greyfriars, London" Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greyfriars,_London

Artistic rendering of Newgate by H. W. Brewer. This file is in the public domain because its copyright has expired in the United States and those countries with a copyright term of no more than the life of the author plus 100 years.


Cemetery Photos

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1
Beatrice of England
Beatrice of England
Lost during the Reformation 
2
de Beaumont, Margaret [m. de Vere]
de Beaumont, Margaret [m. de Vere]
 
3
de Segrave, John
de Segrave, John
 
4
Marshal, Margaret
Marshal, Margaret
 
5
of France, Margaret
of France, Margaret
 
6
of the Tower, Joan
of the Tower, Joan