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St. Clement Danes in the Strand

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. Clement Danes in the Strand, is a Church dedicated to Clement, Bishop of Rome, who was Martyr'd Anno 100, and his Day is annually celebrated Nov. 4. And it's called Danes, because in the Days of Canutes, and other Danish Kings, it belong'd to the Danes, herein they buried their Dead, and particuary Harold, the eldest Son of Canutus, and his Successor, dying at Oxford, was buried at Westminster; but some few months afterwards, was taken up, beheaded, and flung into the Thames, by the order of Hardicanute, his half Brother and Successor; but afterwards taken up again by some Fishermen, and buried here in 1040; wherefore it must be at least 700 Years old; but being greatly decayed, was pulled down Anno 1680, and rebuilt and finished all of Stone, by the Parishioners, in 1682. This Parish contains 1730 Dwelling Houses. Morning Pr. every Day at 11, Evening Pr. at 3 and 8 in the Week Days, and 7 on Sundays; Sac. adminstered every Sunday, a publick S. extraordinary preached every Holy day, and publick Day appointed by the Government; monthly Lect. upon the first Sunday, at 5 in the Evening.