St Bartholomew the Great, London Genealogy

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St Bartholomew the Great, the church of, is situated on the northeast side of the Smithfield, and at the north end of Duke Street.  It gave a fire in 1666 and is a large plain church of Saxon and Norman architecture 132 feet long, 57 broad, and 47 hi, with the square are crowned with an angle turret.  It was originally a parish church of joining at the priory of St. Bartholomew: but when the latter was pulled down as far as the choir, that portion was annexed by the Kings order for the enlargement of the old church.