The area which was to become Duke’s Place was occupied until its dissolution in 1531 by the Priory of Holy Trinity, Christ Church. Henry VIII then gave the land to Sir Thomas Audley who cleared it and built houses on the site, although fragments of the medieval buildings still survived at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The area was eventually inherited by Audley’s son-in-law, the Duke of Norfolk, from whom the name "Duke’s Place" is derived.

In the early 17th century the residents of the former priory precinct, finding worship at St Katherine Cree "uncongenial" sought permission from the king, James I to build a parish church for themselves. Permiss...


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