Paternoster Row

Paternoster Row

Paternoster Row was a London street in which clergy of the medieval St Paul's Cathedral would walk, chanting the Lord's Prayer ("Pater Noster" being its opening line in Latin). It was devastated by aerial bombardment in The Blitz during World War II. Prior to this destruction the area had been a centre of the London publishing trade [ [http://www.victorianlondon.org/districts/paternoster.htm Publishing] ] , with booksellers operating from the street. [cite book | chapter = Paternoster Row | title = Old and New London: Volume 1 | year = 1878 | pages = pp. 274-281 | url = http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=339 | chapterurl = http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=45042 ] It was replaced with Paternoster Square.

See also

* History of London

References


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  • Paternoster Press — is a British Christian publishing house which was founded by Howard Mudditt in 1936. Mudditt was a Bank of England clerk who decided to move into publishing after seeing the many publishers based on London s Paternoster Row during his lunch… …   Wikipedia

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  • Paternoster Square — Der Paternoster Square ist ein Gebiet in der Nähe der St. Paul s Cathedral in London. Gestaltung Paternoster Square nach dem Umbau im Jahr 2003 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Paternoster Avenue —    South out of Paternoster Square, at No. 14, to Paternoster Row (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Within.    First named 1875 (L.C.C. List, 1901).    Former names: Paved Passage (ib.). Paved Alley (Horwood, 1799 Elmes, 1831). Paved Court… …   Dictionary of London

  • Paternoster Alley —    In Paternoster Row (Dodsley, 1761).    Not named in the maps …   Dictionary of London

  • Paternoster Lane —    See Paternoster Row …   Dictionary of London

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