Clerkenwell St James Pentonville Chapel

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England Gotoarrow.png Middlesex Gotoarrow.png Middlesex Parishes Gotoarrow.png Clerkenwell St James Pentonville Chapel

Parish History

St James the Less or Pentonville Chapel was constructed by the year 1790. The [ancient] parish is ecclesiastically divided into St. James or Clerkenwell-proper [the mother parish], Pentonville [St James the Less], St. John, St. Mark, St. Philip, St. Silas, and St. Paul. Value of St. James, £350; of Pentonville, £300; of St. John, £300; of St. Mark, £535; of St. Philip, £348; of St. Silas, £250; of St. Paul, £200. Patrons of St. James, the Inhabitants; of Pentonville, the Vicar of St. James; of St. John, the Lord Chancellor; of St. Mark and St. Silas, the Bishop; of St. Philip, the Vicar of St. Mark; of St. Paul, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. St. James' church was built in 1788-1792.

John Marius Wilson, “Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales,” (Edinburgh: A, Fullerton & Co., 1870). Online here. Adapted.


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