St James and St John parish boundary marker, Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell


St. James Clerkenwell (1551) was an ancient parish…formerly the (mother) parish of several chapels within its boundaries. It had …”distinct parochial district[s] attached, and…is subdivided into (several)”‘…chapels. One of the larger ones was St John the Baptist, St John Square, Clerkenwell, which was a chapel of ease within the ancient parish of St James Clerkenwell. It was created as part of the Building Act previous to when it began operation–the year 1723.”

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