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Cordwainer Ward

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"CORDWAINERS' WARD, which is bounded on the north by the Ward of Cheap, on the east by that of Walbrook, on the south by that of Vintry, and on the west by that of Bread-street. It extends from Walbrook eastward along Watling-street, to Red Lion-court westward, and its principal streets, are Bow-lane, Queen-street, Budge-row, Little St. Thomas Apostle, Pancras-lane, Size-lane, Basing-lane and a part of Watling-street. The principal buildings in this ward are the parish churches of St. Mary-le-bow, St. Mary Aldermary and St. Anthony's or St. Antholin's. It is divided into eight municipal precincts and is governed by an alderman, Christopher Smith, Esq., M.P., 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]

Cordwainer Ward contains the parishes St Antholin, St Mary Aldermary, St Mary le Bow.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Cordwainer Ward.



Cordwainer Ward - photographs from the London Burial Grounds website.


Description and Travel

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

Wikipedia page on Cordwainer Ward.

A Brief History And Walk Around Cordwainer Ward - from the London Inheritance website.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Cordwainer 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 - Cordwainer 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 - Cordwainer 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. [Cordwainer Ward]


Cordwainer Ward Club website - provides illustated pages on the ward's churches, businesses, landmarks and streets.



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