The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3Allen, Thomas
Plan of St. Martin Outwich Church. 1760.
The old church was an interesting and venerable edifice, as appears in the view above.
From the above plan, it will be seen that the church consisted of a nave and south aisle, lighted by pointed windows on the north side, all of which differed in their size and ornaments, and by at the east end. At the west end was a small tower, having story above the main building. The nave and aisle, were separated internally by arches resting on clustered columns, and there was a small gallery across the western extremity. The pulpit was fixed between of the windows, on the north side of the church near the east end where the preacher in consequence of the numerous windows, was constantly interrupted and his voice rendered inaudible by the noise of the carriages, and the ribaldry of stage coachmen. An altar tomb then stood on the north side of the communion-table, which was subsequently destroyed, prior to the Reformation, it was probably used as the sepulchre of our Saviour, in the Paschal ceremonies of the church of Rome, some of the particulars relative to the former church, are gleaned from the information of a worthy and enlightened friend of the writer, who well remembers the ancient edifice.
An inventory of the ornaments belonging to this church was communicated by the late J. Nichols, esq. to Mr. Malcolm, and is printed in his Londinium Redivivum; among the church ornaments the following are the m st curious: itm, a chales, wt the patten of sylver and geyltte, wt a Trynyte in the patten anameld, pond, xxixth unc« of Troye.
Itm, a crosse of sylver and gylt, wythe owr laddye and sent John off Evangelyste, of the gyfte off my lady of Burgayne, some tyme before ye wyffe of Richard Naylore, me«chant off London, pond« xxvj. unc« and xiijth. of Troye.
Itm, a boxe, with diverse rellyks thereyn, to the nomber of a xj. wt scrypturs on them.
Itm, a cloth called a vayle of whyte lynneyn, to draw affor the awter in lent time.
To the masters of Pappe, for the porchase of the churcheyrde, in the presence of Mr. Hamon, ijl. xiijs. iiijd. This is the ground mentioned before, as being the site of the hospital, called the Papey, in .
 Vide ante p. 84.