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St. Nicholas Coleabby, or Cold Abby

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.

St. Nicholas Coleabby, or Cold Abby, or (by Contraction) Cold Bay, because it stood in a cold place upon the Bank of the River Thames by Cold Harbour, dedicated to St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myria in Lycia, where he died in 343, and his Festival is annually celebrated on the 6th of December. This Parish contains 130 Houses. Morning Pr. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Holy days, at 11; or a little before; a weekly Lect. every Day at 11; and a biennial S. falling out once in two Years, upon the first Thursday after St. James's Day, for, and before the Bowyers Company, at 12.