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Holborn, St Andrew Churchyard
Also known as: St Andrew, Holborn Churchyard
5 St Andrew Street, Holborn Circus
Holborn
London Borough of Camden
Greater London  England
Postal Code: EC4A 3AB

Cemetery notes and/or description:
St Andrew, Holborn is a Church of England church on the northwestern edge of the City of London, on Holborn within the Ward of Farringdon Without. In the Early Middle Ages the church is referred to as St Andrew Holburnestrate and later simply as St Andrew de Holeburn.The medieval St Andrew's survived the 1666 Great Fire of London, saved by a last minute change in wind direction,but was already in a bad state of repair and so was rebuilt by Christopher Wren anyway.In what is his largest parish church, he rebuilt from the foundations (creating the present crypt) and gave the existing medieval stone tower (the only medieval part to survive) a marble cladding.In the mid 19th Century,in order to make way for the Holborn Viaduct, linking Holborn with Newgate,the Holborn Valley Improvement Scheme bought out the church's North Churchyard and many of the bodies were re-interred in the crypt and in the City of London Cemetery then regarded as being in Ilford (the latter also being the destination for the bodies from the crypt when it was cleared in 20022003) [text by Geoffrey Gillon]
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