The orighinal St. James at Garlick Hyth (or Garlick Hive), in Thames Street, was built by Richard Rothing, Sheriff of London, in 1326. The name apparently derives from the fact that garlic was once sold in the area.
After the Great Fire it was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren. This Church is known as Wren's Lantern. It is also the Church of Ten London Livery Companies.
A medieval church had been on this site, but was destroyed by the Great Fire. The church's dedication to St. James of Compostela is evident in the use of his symbol, the cockleshell, in the pediment above the portal.
The church is five bays long with a forty foot high ceiling - the highest in the City with the exception for St. Paul's Cathedral.
Visitors to this album since June 2003
If you would like to purchase any of the images featured here or commission others of this church, please click here.
If you found this page using a search engine or other link, please use the icons below to link to one of the main sections of the Roughwood web site:
Please do not reproduce or store any of the pictures on this site without asking first.