St Olave Silver Street (also known as Noble Street Gardens)9085

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

On the site of the churchyard is a partly raised garden surrounded by shrubs, with trees and a few tombstones in the grass. Either side of a short flight of steps leading to the raised area are two much-weathered plaques with inscriptions relating to the church, one of which shows a skull and crossbones.

History

St Olave Silver Street was dedicated to Olaf, the first Christian King of Norway who fought in England alongside Ethelread in 1013 against the Danes. The church was rebuilt and enlarged in 1609 and 1619 but destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 and not rebuilt.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: St Paul's (Central); Barbican (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Circle). Rail: Barbican
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust