The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:

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Location of the old church is approximate. This church was…

…located in Prebend End dated from before 1445 but no records have been found before this date apart from a reference to it in the Domesday Book. It had a history of the tower and spire collapsing several times and in 1776 it collapsed for the final time. Browne Willis had a great desire to restore the church to its former glory following the last repairs in 1698, but the new spire was too ambitious.

It was then replaced by a new church further up the hill.

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.


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