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Bishopsgate Ward

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"Bishopsgate Ward, as well as the street, takes its name from its ancient gate. It is bounded on the south by the Ward of Langbourn, on the west by that of Broad-street, on the east by those of Aldgate and Portsoken, and part of the liberty of the Tower, and on the north by the parish of Shoreditch, being itself the most northern of the city wards. The principal buildings in this ward are the parish churches of St. Botolph Without Bishopsgate, St. Ethelburga, and Great St. Helens; Leathersellers' Hall, the Excise Office, and the London Workhouse. The ward is governed by an alderman (Thomas Copeland, Esq.), and two deputies, one for the part without, and the other for the part within the gate; and twelve other common-councilmen, nine for the part within, and three for the part without."[J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]

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Bishopsgate Ward contains the parishes St Botolph without Bishopsgate, St Ethelburga, St Helen Bishopgate.

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Archives & Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Bishopsgate Ward.

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Description & Travel

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

Wikipedia page on Bishopsgate Ward.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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History

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 - Bishopsgate 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 - Bishopsgate 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. [Bishopsgate Ward]
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 - Bishopsgate Ward Without ]
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 - Bishopsgate Ward Without ]
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. [Bishopsgate Ward Without ]
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Maps

Blome's 1754 Map of Bishopsgate Ward.

Map of present-day Bishopsgate Ward.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ331813 (Lat/Lon: 51.514952, -0.083226), Bishopsgate Ward which are provided by:

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Societies

Bishopsgate Ward Club website.

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Taxation

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