Place:St. Botolph Without Aldgate, London, England

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NameSt. Botolph Without Aldgate
Alt namesSt Botolph Aldgatesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish
Coordinates51.514004°N 0.076306°W
Located inLondon, England     (1889 - 1965)
Also located inMiddlesex, England     ( - 1889)
See alsoLondon (City of), London, Englandcity of which it was an ancient parish
Stepney (metropolitan borough), London, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it became part in 1900
Tower Hamlets (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough in which it has been located since 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog


St. Botolph Without Aldgate is one of the ancient parishes of the City of London. The "Without" [note upper case] refers to the fact that it lay outside the city walls, facing Aldgate, one of the gates of the city. It was a parish which straddled both the City and the adjoining county of Middlesex. In 1889 the parts of the parish in Middlesex were transferred to the newly-created County of London and in 1900 became part of Stepney Metropolitan Borough. Stepney Metropolitan Borough was abolished in 1965, becoming part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The remainder of the parish, called St. Botolph Aldgate (including the church) remains inside the boundary of the City of London, with the civil parish being abolished in 1907, when the civil parishes within the City merged into the parish of London.

The parishes of St. Katharine by the Tower, and the Liberty of the Tower were absorbed into St. Botolph without Aldgate in 1895.

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