Lost London Churches Blog

St Mary Bothaw

St Mary Bothaw is a church that was lost in the Great Fire of London and not rebuilt. It stood at the current site of Cannon Street Station – which was called Candlewick Street back then. The name “Bothaw” is reckoned to be derived from “Boat Haw” or Boat House as it would have been […]

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 […]