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

Allen, Thomas

1827

This ward, according to Stow,

is so called from a long borne (bourn) of sweete water, which in old time breaking out into

Fenchurch street

, ran down the same streete and

Lombard-street

, to the west end of St. Mary Woolnoth's church, where turning south, and breaking itself into many small shares, rilles, or streames is left the name of Shareborne lane, or Southborne-lane, as I have said, because it ranne south to the river Thames.

Anciently also.

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through the spreading of this stream near the spring-head, the surrounding ground became so swampy, that this district obtained the appellation of Fenny-about, and is so called in the city records. This ward is divided into the precincts of St. Mary Woolnoth, north and south; , , , , Allhallows, , St. Bennet, , St. Dionis Backchurch, St. Gabriel, and Allhallows Steyning.

Langbourn-ward is bounded on the east by Aldgate-ward; on the south by , , Candlewick, and Bridge-within wards; on the west by Wallbrook-ward; and on the north, by and wards.

It is governed by an alderman, and sends inhabitants to the court of common council.

Before the great fire in , there were churches in this ward, viz. Allhallows, ; Allhallows, Steyning; St. Dionis, Backchurch; St. Edmund the King; St. Mary, Woolnoth; St. Gabriel, ; St. Nicholas Acons. The were rebuilt.

 
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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