Month: January 2023

St Martin Orgar

St Martin Orgar in Martin Lane off Canon Street is famous from the children’s nursery rhyme “Oranges & Lemons” in the couplet “You owe me five farthings Say the bells of St Martin” Although, to be truthful, it could in fact refer to any one of the five churches dedicated to St Martins (of which […]

St Martin Pomeroy

The church of St Martin Pomeroy, sometimes known as St Martin Ironmonger Lane, is of medieval origin although the date of its founding is uncertain. The name “Pomeroy” could be a reference to the apple trees (French: Pomme) that grew nearby or a link to the Pomarys family. It was sited halfway down Ironmonger Lane, […]