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Saint Alban

SOURCE: REMARKS ON LONDON, being an Exact Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, Borough of Southwark... By W. Stow., London, 1722.

A List of all the Cathedrals, Churches, and Chapels of Ease within the Bill of Mortality, withal shewing therein the sett Times of publick Prayers, receiving the Sacrament, and hearing Sermons both Ordinary and Extraordinary.

Note, Pr. signifies Prayers, Sac. Sacrament;
S. Sermon; and Lect. Lecturer.

Saint Alban, on the East side of Wood Street, near Cripplegate, is a Church of great Antiquity, built about the year 930, and was perhaps the oldest Workmanship of any about London, till it was burnt in the Year 1666; since which it has been rebuilt, and is the only Church that is dedicated to the Memory of Saint Alban, the Proto-Martyr of England, a Citizen of Verulam in Hertfordshire, where he suffered under Dioclesian's Persecution, Anno Domino 303, from whence it is called St. Alban's to this Day; and his Festival is celebrated on the 17th June. This Parish contains about 260 Dwelling Houses. Morning Pr. are only on Wednesdays, Fridays, and all Holy Days, at 11 of the Clock; Annual S. upon the first and third Thursdays in August at 12.