St James, Garlickhythe, London - 24th November 2003

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.

St James, Garlickhythe, London, 24th November 2003 - MTC

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.

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