Publications » Vol. 23: The Commissions For Building Fifty New Churches: The Minute Books, 1711-27, a Calendar
Edited by M H PORT
The spiritual flame burned brightly in the Church of England at the opening of the eighteenth century, and nowhere more so than in London. Legislative attempts to suppress dissent had sharpened the obligation to provide new churches for a rapidly growing population following the Great Fire. These are the records of the body charged with building these churches, among which were several by Nicholas Hawksmoor. The Commissioners received powers to contract for sites; to erect churches and borrow monies from a new coal tax; to treat with patrons of existing parishes; and to appoint select vestries and make a perpetual division of parish rates.
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