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Cornhill Ward

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"CORNHILL WARD, which is very small, and contains only one principal street, that whence it derives its name. It is bounded on the north by Broad-street Ward, on the east by Bishopsgate Ward, on the south by Langbourn Ward, and on the west by Cheap Ward. Its principal buildings are the Royal Exchange, and the parish churches of St. Michael and St. Peter. This ward is divided into four municipal precincts, and is governed by an alderman, Sir Charles Flower, Bart, a deputy, and five other common-councilmen, and other ward officers." [J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]

Cornhill Ward contains the parishes St Michael Cornhill, St Peter Cornhill.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Cornhill Ward.



Cornhill 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) - Lime Street and Cornhill Ward.

Wikipedia page on Cornhill Ward.

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Historical Geography

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


Lime Street and Cornhill Ward Club website p provides several illustrated historical accounts.



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