Reading, St.Laurence Church and Market Place
Reading, St.Laurence Church and Market Place. St Laurence's was one of the three original parish churches, along with St Mary's and St Giles', serving the medieval borough of Reading. It was built to serve the people of the eastern part of the town. Its location next to the Abbey stimulated trade in that part of the town and St Laurence's soon became surrounded by a large market place which included a pillory and stocks. John EDKINS married Ann BINFIELD in St.Laurence's, and Ann was baptised in the same church, where her parents also married.
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