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

Allen, Thomas

1827

Moorgate.

 

Thomas Falconer, mayor, about the year , the of Henry V. caused the wall of the city to be broken near , and there built a postern, called , upon the moor side, where no gate had been before. This was made for the convenience of the citizens to pass that way on causeways; for this place was, at that time, a marsh. This postern was re-edified by William Hampton, fishmonger, mayor, in the year , the of Henry VII. Roger Achely, mayor, caused dikes and bridges to be made, and the ground to be levelled, and made more commodious for passage.

This gate being very old, was, in the year , pulled down, and a new of stone was erected, having a lofty arch, the city intending to have had a haymarket in Little , but that design did not take effect. However, the gate was built with posterns on each side of the arch for foot passengers, being a great

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thoroughfare. The rooms, as in the other gates, belonged to of the city officers.

Mr. Maitland says,

this gateway is built higher than the common rules of proportion, for the sake of the city trained bands marching through it with their pikes erected.

About the year , the city wall between Bishopsgate and , was broken down, over against , and a postern gate made there for foot passengers.

Also in the year , another place in the wall was broken down, against the north end of , and a postern made with double gates, for a passage into .

And soon after, another was made, near the north end of , leading also into .

 
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 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