Farringdon Within Ward
"FARRINGDON WITHIN. This other extensive civic ward, derives its name from the same origin as the last, and lies entirely, as its name imports, within the ancient walls of the City. This ward immediately adjoins that of Farringdon Without, and is bounded on the north, by the wards of Aldersgate and Cripplegate, and the liberty of St. Martin's-le-Grand; on the west, by its sister ward of Farringdon Without; on the south, by the ward of Castle Baynard and the river Thames; and on the east, by the wards of Castle Baynard and Cheap. . . . Its most remarkable buildings are St. Paul's Cathedral, Christ's Hospital, the building formerly used by the College of Physicians, the Halls of the Apothecaries', Stationers', Sadlers' and Embroiderers' Companies, St. Paul's School, the 'Times' Printing-office and establishment." [J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]
London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Farringdon Within Ward.
Farringdon Ward Within - photographs and maps from the London Burial Grounds website.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Farringdon Within Ward to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Farringdon Within 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 - Farringdon Within 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 - Farringdon Within 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. [Farringdon Within Ward]
41 Cloth Fair - The oldest house in the City of London, provided by Historic UK. "Hidden down a small street in Farringdon lies a quite remarkable building – 41/42 Cloth Fair. Built between 1597 and 1614, this is the only house in the City of London to have survived the Great Fire of London in 1666."
Cole's 1755 Map of Castle Baynard Ward and Farringdon Within Ward.
Map of Baynards Castle Ward and Faringdon Ward Within from London Ancestor.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ318813 (Lat/Lon: 51.515257, -0.101949), Farringdon Within Ward which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- 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.)
Farringdon Within Ward Club website (provided by Gregory Jones QC) - extensive information about the combined Farringdon ward, its churches, its pubs, and more.
Sources for listings of taxpayer names for Farringdon Within Ward, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.