Colechurch, Peter de (DNB00)

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COLECHURCH, PETER de (d. 1205), architect of old London Bridge, was chaplain of St. Mary Colechurch. The first stone bridge over the Thames was begun by him in 1176. He died in 1205, and was buried in the chapel on the bridge dedicated to St. Thomas of Canterbury.

[Waverley Annals, Annal. Monast. ii. 240, 256, 257 ; Thomson's Chronicles of London Bridge, London, 1827, pp. 58, 59, 70, 87, where views of the chapel are given.]

H. R. L.