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Billingsgate Ward

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"Billingsgate market gives its name to the ward, which is bounded on the south by the Thames, on the east by Tower ward, on the north by Langboum ward, and on the west by Bridge ward. Its principal streets are part of Thames-street, Botolph-lane, St. Mary's Hill, Rood-lane and Pudding-lane ; and its chief public buildings are the churches of St. Mary-at-hill, St. Margaret Pattens, and St. George, Botolph-lane; and Butchers'-hall. It is divided into twelve precincts, and is governed by an alderman (Anthony Brown, Esq.), a deputy, and nine other common-councilmen." [J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Billingsgate Ward.



Billingsgate Ward - photographs and maps from the London Burial Grounds website.


Description and Travel

John Strype's Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster (1720) - Billingsgate Ward.

Wikipedia page on Billingsgate Ward.

Fishwives and Firestarters (Billingsgate Ward) - lavishly illustrated account of a walk round the ward, from History London by Julian Woodford.

Eastcheap Conservation Area: Character Summary & Management Strategy - a well-illustrated City of London document that provides much descriptive and historical information this conservation are, which is in Billingsgate and Bridge Wards.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Billingsgate Ward has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



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 - Billingsgate 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 - Billingsgate 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. [Billingsgate Ward]


Billingsgate Ward Club website, provides a brief history



Sources for listings of taxpayer names for Billingsgate Ward, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.