The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3

Allen, Thomas

1827

This ward obtained its name from an ancient castle, which stood here on the banks of the river. It is divided into precincts, and is under the government of an alderman, sending inhabitants to the court of common council. It is bounded on the east by and wards; on the south by the river Thames, and on the west and north by the ward of Farringdon within. Before the great fire in , there were churches in this ward, viz. St. Andrew, by the wardrobe; St. Benet, ; St. Mary Magdalene, , and St. Gregory; the remain.

Before describing the churches that remain, it will be proper to notice the metropolitan church, the principal part of which is in this ward. Stow and all the authors that have written on the history and antiquities of London, have uniformly placed under the head of Farringdon within, but upon minutely examining the plans of each of the wards, and consulting the parish and ward officers, the author is induced to place the church in the ward of Castle Baynard. The exact line of demarcation between the wards in the cathedral church is not known, but it is probable that if a line was drawn from the chapter house, which is in Farringdon within, to the south-east corner of yard, it would be near the truth.

 
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 Title Page
 Dedication
 CHAPTER I: The site, extent, buildings, population, commerce, and a view of the progressive increase of London
 CHAPTER II: List of the parishes and churches in London, with their incumbents, &c
CHAPTER III: History and Topography of Aldersgate Ward
CHAPTER IV: History and Topography of Aldgate Ward
CHAPTER V: History and Topography of Bassishaw Ward
CHAPTER VI: History and Topography of Billingsgate Ward
CHAPTER VII: History and Topography of Bishopsgate Ward, Without and Within
CHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of Bread-street Ward
CHAPTER IX: History and Topography of Bridge Ward Within
CHAPTER X: History and Topography of Broad-street Ward
CHAPTER XI: History and Topography of Candlewick Ward
CHAPTER XII: History and Topography of Castle Baynard Ward
CHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of Cheap Ward
CHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of Coleman-street Ward
CHAPTER XV: History and Topography of Cordwainer's-street Ward
CHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of Cornhill Ward
CHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Ward Within
CHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Yard Without
CHAPTER XIX: History and Topography of Dowgate Yard
CHAPTER XX: History and Topography of Farringdom Ward Within
CHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of Farringdon Ward Without
CHAPTER XXII: History and Topography of Langbourn Ward
CHAPTER XXIII: History and Topography of Lime-street Ward
CHAPTER XXIV: History and Topogrpahy of Portsoken Ward
CHAPTER XXV: History and Topography of Queenhithe Ward
CHAPTER XXVI: History and Topography of Tower Ward
CHAPTER XXVII: History and Topography of Vintry Ward
CHAPTER XXVIII: History and Topography of Wallbrook Ward