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Lea  •  Link

Do we know if this does mean All Hallows, Barking (by the Tower) or whether it refers to the lost church of All Hallows the Great that was also in Thames Street?

Paul Brewster  •  Link

Wheatley Footnote: Allhallows the Great, a church in Upper Thames Street. The old church destroyed in the Great Fire was also known as "Allhallows in the Ropery."

Terry Foreman  •  Link

All Hallows-by-the-Tower was first established in 675 by the Saxon Abbey at Barking[2] and was for many years named after the abbey, as All Hallows Barking....The church was badly damaged by a nearby explosion in 1649, which demolished its west tower, and only narrowly survived the Great Fire of London in 1666. It owed its survival to Admiral William Penn, father of William Penn of Pennsylvania fame, who saved it by having the surrounding buildings demolished to create firebreaks. During the Great Fire [5 September, 1666] Samuel Pepys climbed its spire to watch the progress of the fire.

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