"CANDLEWICK-WARD, is bounded on the east by Bridge Ward, on the south by Bridge and Dowgate Wards, on the west by Dowgate and Walbrook Wards, and on the north by Langboum Ward. Its principal streets are Great Eastcheap, the west end of Cannon-street and St. Martin's-lane, and its most remarkable buildings are the parish churches of St. Clements, Eastcheap, St. Mary, Abchurch, and St. Michael's, Crooked-lane. This ward derives its name from the street, now called Cannon-street, which was formerly called Candlewick or Candlewright-street, and was the residence of the principal wax and tallow chandlers, then called Candlewrights. It is divided into seven precincts, and is governed by an alderman (Samuel Birch, Esq.), a deputy and seven other common-councilmen, and other ward officers."[J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]
London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Candlewick Ward.
Candlewick Ward - photographs and maps from the London Burial Grounds website.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Candlewick Ward to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Candlewick 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 - Candlewick 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 - Candlewick 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. [Candlewick Ward]
Blome's 1754 Map of Langbourne Ward and Candlewick Ward.
Plan of Candlewick and Langborn Wards Divided into Parishes, from Thorntons, New & Complete History & Survey, of London & Westminster, &c, [18th century] provided by London Ancestor.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ328808 (Lat/Lon: 51.51053, -0.087735), Candlewick Ward which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- 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.)
Candlewick Ward Club website - some information on the history of the ward and the club.
Sources for listings of taxpayer names for Candlewick Ward, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.