View of Property, St Mary Axe, London

Scope and Content

Copy of declaration, 9 Feb 1710, signed by eleven witnesses that Thomas Butcher had built a house exactly on the site of the parsonage of St Mary Axe in the parish of St Andrew Undershaft, London, and had not encroached on the property of the Leather-sellers' Company, stating 'Tis our opinion that Mr.Bowcher hath not encroach'd in any wise on the property of the worship[fu]ll Company of Leather-sellers, but has built the said erection as it ought to be done on its' old foundations'.

Administrative / Biographical History

St Mary Axe is a street in East London connecting Leadenhall Street with Houndsditch. The parish merged with St Andrew Undershaft in 1560/1.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from Barry Duncan in 1962.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

12" x 7½"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.