Bread Street Ward
"BREAD-St., Cheapside . . . derives its name from having been, in ancient times, the bread-market of the city. It gives its name to the ward, which is bounded on the north and north-west by the ward of Farringdon Within; on the west, by that of Castle Baynard; on the south, by Queenhithe; and on the east, by Castle Baynard. It is governed by an alderman (John Ansley, Esq.), twelve common-councilmen, and other officers. The principal streets in Bread-street ward are, Watling-street, Bread-street, Friday-st, Basing-lane, the eastern side of the Old Change, the north side of Old Fish-street, Trinity-lane, and that part of the southern side of Cheapside that lies between Friday-street and Bow Church. Its most remarkable buildings are the parish churches of All-Hallows, Bread-street; St Mildred's, Friday-street; and Cordwainer's-hall in Distaff-lane."[J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]
London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Bread Street Ward.
Bread Street Ward - photographs and maps from the London Burial Grounds website.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Bread Street Ward to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Bread Street Ward has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
The Ward of Bread Street, a paper by Alderman H. Murray Fox, to the Guildhall Historical Association.
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 - Bread Street 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 - Bread Street 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. [Bread Street Ward]
Blome's 1754 Map of Bread Street Ward and Cordwainer Ward.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ322811 (Lat/Lon: 51.512989, -0.096259), Bread Street Ward which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Bread Street Ward Club website - provides an extensive well-illustrated booklet on the ward's history.
Sources for listings of taxpayer names for Bread Street Ward, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.