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St Andrew the Great

History of St Andrew the Great

General information on this church can be found on Wikipedia.

Original St Andrew’s just prior to demolition c.1840

St Andrew’s church on Logan 1688 map

The Grand Arcade excavation report (2019) has an interesting history of St Andrew’s p359f. The original name of the church was St Andrew without Barnwell Gate; the parish lay both inside and outside the King’s Ditch and was founded mid-late eleventh century. By the C16th the church was in a ruinous state and was rebuilt in the 1660s. However the entire church was demolished in 1842 and the modern Neo-Gothic structure built. Burials ceased in 1857 and the church was declared redundant in 1984 before being revived as the Round Church at St Andrew in 1994.

View of St Andrew at the time of the creation of Lion Yard c1960s (MoC473/74)

In 2016 Janet Slade, retired art teacher and potter of Hinton Avenue, talked of her role in the campaign that kept St Andrew the Great from being closed:

Sources: interview


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