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Cheap Ward

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"CHEAPSIDE, one of the principal streets and thoroughfares in the City, extends from the north-east corner of St. Paul's churchyard to the Old Jewry, Bucklersbury and the Poultry. It derives its name from the Saxon word Cheap, which signifies a market, the street therefore is the Market-side; . . . This market was called West Cheap, while that beyond Cannon-street was called East Cheap. . . This street gives its name to the ward wherein it is situated. The Ward of Cheap is bounded on the east by the wards of Broad-street and Walbrook, on the north by those of Bassishaw and Coleman-street, on the west by those of Queenhithe and Cripplegate, and on the south by that of the Cordwainers. . . The principal buildings in this ward, are the parish churches of Mildred in the Poultry and St. Mary Colechurch, Guildhall, Mercers'-hall and chapel and Grocers'-hall." [J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Cheap Ward.



Cheap 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) - Cheap Ward.

Wikipedia page on Cheap Ward.

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Historical Geography

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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 - Cheap 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 - Cheap 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. [Cheap Ward]


Cheap Ward Club website.



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