[St. Dunstanes in the West.] Faringdon Ward without. [Monuments.]257

[St. Dunstanes in the West.] Faringdon Ward without. [Monuments.]

unto the Common Weal of the Communalty; to wit, the Poor to drink, the Rich to dress their Meats. Which Water was by them thus brought into Fleetstreet, to a Standard which they had made and finished, 1471. near unto Shoe lane.

The Inhabitants of Fleetstreet, in the Year 1478. obtained Licence of the Maior, Aldermen, and Communalty, to make (at their own Charges) two Cesterns, the one to be set at the said Standard, the other at Fleet Bridge, for the receipt of the waste Water. This Cestern at the Standard they builded, and on the same a fair Tower of Stone, garnished with Images of St. Christopher on the top, and Angels round about lower down, with sweet sounding Bells before them; whereupon, by an Engine placed in the Tower, they, divers Hours of the Day and Night, with Hammers, chimed such an Hymn as was appointed.

Conduit at Fleet Bridge.

This Conduit or Standard, was again new builded, with a larger Cestern, at the Charges of the City, in the Year 1582.

[This Conduit in Fleet street, with some others built at the City's Charge, cost 2000l.]

J. S.

Will. Cawode, by his Will, about 1416. gave his Tenement and Garden, called St. Andrew's Cross on the Hopp, in Fleetstreet, in the Parish of St. Dunstans, lying between the Tenement of the Prior and Convent of Royston, called The Key on the Hopp, on the East, and the Tenement of the Carmelites on the West. &c. to Rob. Cawode his Son.

Rob. Cawode.

The Key on the Hopp.

E. Alex.

Rob. Mauncel, by his Will, 14 gave his Tenement, called St. Andrew's Cross on the Hoop, with a Garden, situate in the Parish of St. Dunstans in Fleetstreet, between the Tenement of the Prior and Convent of Royston, called The Key on the Hoop, on the East, and the Tenement of the Carmelite Friers on the West; extending it self to the Church of the said Carmelite Friers to the South.

St. Andrew's Cross on the Hoop, in Fleet-street.

Lib. Brown.

These Places are also named in the old Register of Wills and Testaments.

Hospitium, [an Inn] vocat. Popyngaye in Fleetstreet, spectan. ad Abb. & Convent. de Circestree. Now called Poppinger Alley.

Regist. Lond.

Hospitium Abbatis de Valle Reali in Fleetstreet, Lond. Anno 1375.]

Abbot of Vale Royal's Inn.

Ed. Alex.

The Parish Church of St. DUNSTANES in the West.


From this Conduit, up to Fewters lane, and further, is the Parish Church of St. Dunstan, called in the West, for difference from St. Dunstan in the East.

St. Dunstans.

Of this Church it was observed, about the Year 1632. that though it had not been Repaired in Twenty Years before, yet it had more Beauty, and remained fresher and fairer, than many other Churches in London, that had been Repaired and Beautified ten Years after it. Yet shortly after it was intended to be Repaired.]

This Church long without Repair, and yet fresh.




Here lie buried T. Duke, Skinner, in St. Katharine's Chappel, by him builded, 1421.

Monuments of the Dead.

Ralph Bane, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 1559.

[And Oglethorp, Bishop of Carlile, the same Year.]

J. S.

Nicolas Coningston, John Knape, and others, founded Chauntries there.

O bone Protector animæ,     
miserere Johannis
Horsepoole, qui Rector     
Aversham fuit ejus in annis.
Cancellariæ fueràt     
vivendo Magister,
Sis sici fons veniæ     
cujus fuit ipse Magister.
Morte die decimo nono     
Junii ruit, anno
M. C. quater nono     
sociato bis sibi deno.

A fair plated Stone under the Communion Table.

A. M.

Hic jacet Richardus Nordon, Civis & Scissor, ac quondam Vicecomes Londini, & Joanna uxor ejus. Qui quidem Richardus obiit 23 die Martii, Anno Domini 1460. Ac etiam dicta Joanna obiit 21 die Novembris, Anno 1459.

Another fair Stone close by the other.

Hic jacet Gulielmus Chapman, nuper Civis & Scissor, ac Vicecomes Civitatis London, & Alicia uxor ejus. Qui Gulielmus pro uno Capellano hic perpetuò celebraturo, ac pro uno Cereo coram venerabili Sacramento ad summum Altare hujus Ecclesiæ continuè ardente, necnon pro suo Anniversario in perpetuum fiendo feliciter ordinavit. Et idem Gulielmus obiit primo die Mensis Julii, An. Dom. 1446.

Another fair Stone lying by it.

Hic jacet Rogerus Horton, quondam unus Justiciariorum de Banco Domini Regis. Qui obiit ultimo die Aprilis, An. 1423. Cujus, &c.

A fair Stone hard by.

Jesu, animæ famuli tui Laurentii Bartlot, nuper Registrarii Episcopi Lincoln. Qui obiit die Octobris, Anno 1470. Dona requiem, &c.

A fair Stone by the Communion Table.

Quisquis ades vultumque vides,     
sta, perlege, plora,
Judicii memor esto mei,     
tua nam venit hora.
Sum quod eris, fueramque     
quod es, tua posteriora
Commemorans, miseris miserans,     
pro me precor ora.

Here Edward Cordell, Squire, lyes;     
Who when hee Life possest.
Had Place among the Learn'd and Wise,     
And Credit with the best.
Abigal Heningham, his Wife,     
This Monument prepared,
For Love to him, who in his Life,     
To love her well declared.
God hath his Soule, this Earth his Earth,     
Her Heart his Love still keepes;
The odds 'twixt you and him, is breath;     
Which gone, all Flesh thus sleepes.

A comely Monument at entring into the Vestry.

In obitum Thomæ Valentis, Lincolniensis Hospitii Socii. Qui obiit 23 die Decemb. Anno 1601. Ætatis 78.

Hoc Tumulo Thomæ     
requiescunt ossa Valentis,
Et parvum corpus     
parvula terra tegit:
Sed mens, quæ melior pars est,     
expersque Sepulchri,
Infima despiciens,     
sidera celsa colit.

A small Monument in the East end of the Chancel, North.

Here under lyeth the body of Thomas Powle, Esquire, Clerke of the Crowne, and one of the sixe Clerkes of the high Court of Chancery; Controller of the Hamper, Clerke of the Forrest of Waltham, and High Steward to the late Queen Elizabeth, of all her Mannors within

A fair Monument in the South Wall of the Chancel, at the East end.