"BASINGHALL-St., NEW, the north continuation of the preceding, going from London-wall to Fore-street, Cripplegate. These streets and ancient hall give name to the ward of Bassishaw, a corruption of Basinghall, formerly the principal mansion in the ward. It is bounded on the north by Cripplegate-ward, on the west by part of Cripplegate and Cheap wards, and on the south by Coleman-street wards. This ward is very small, consisting chiefly of Basinghall-street. Its principal buildings are St. Michael's church, called also Bassishaw church. The Bankrupt office is on the site of the ancient Blackwell-hall, and the halls of the Coopers', Masons' and Weavers' companies. Bassishaw ward is governed by an alderman (Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter, Bart.), four common-councilmen, and other officers. " [J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]
Bassishaw Ward contains the parish St Michael Bassishaw.
London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Bassishaw Ward.
Bassinghall Ward - photographs and maps from the London Burial Grounds website.
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Allen, Thomas. The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and parts adjacent. Continued to the present time. London: G. Virtue (1839) 3 vols. [Full text - Bassishaw Ward]
Stow, John and John Nottley. A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, borough of Southwark, and parts adjacent. London, Printed for T. Read (1733-35) 2 vols. [Full text - Bassishaw Ward]
Thomas, Henry The Wards of London: Comprising a Historical and Topographical Description of Every Object of Importance Within the Boundaries of the City. With an Account of All the Companies, Institutions, Buildings, Ancient Remains &c., &c., and Biographical Sketches of All Eminent Persons Connected Therewith London: J. Gifford (1828) 2 vols. [Bassishaw Ward]
Map of Bassinghall Ward (1561), from the "Agas map", provided by MoEML.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ326814 (Lat/Lon: 51.516007, -0.090895), Bassishaw Ward which are provided by:
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Sources for listings of taxpayer names for Bassishaw Ward, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.