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Stratford le Bow

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.

Stratford le Bow, first built by the Inhabitants of Stratford or Oldford, in 1311, and is called Stratford Bow, or by Bow, because of the most antient Stone Bridge (the first of Stone in England) built of Arches or Bows of Stone, by Queen Maud or Matilda, Wife to King Henry the First, about the Year 1100, because she was somewhat in Danger, as she passed over the River Lea or Lane. Morning Pr. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Holy days, at 11; annual Gift S. Jan. 30. Good Friday, Ascension Day, and St. Bartholomew's Day.