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Farringdon Without Ward

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"FARRINGDON WARD. This great ward of the City was divided previous to 1339, into its present divisions of Without and Within; although Stow and Maitland assign its division to the 17th of Richard II, fifty-five years later. They are, however, so mentioned, in an assessment made in the 12th Edward III (1339), therefore the division was then known and recognized. The ward of Farringdon Without forms the south-western extremity of the City, and is bounded on the north by the Charter-house, the parishes of St. James's and St John's, Clerkenwell, and part of St. Andrew's, without the freedom; on the east, by the ward of Farringdon Within, the precinct of St. Bartholomew, near Smithfield, and the ward of Aldersgate; on the south, by the river Thames, and on the west, by the parish of St. Clement's Danes. It extends from the sites where Newgate and Ludgate formerly stood, on the east; to Temple-bar and Holborn-bars, on the west; and from Long-lane and Smithfield-bars on the north, to the River Thames in the south. . . This ward, as well as that of Farringdon Within, received its name from William Farendon or Faryngdone, and Nicholas, his son, citizens and goldsmiths, who were their possessors for many years."[J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) -transcribed by Gareth Hicks]

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Archives & Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Farringdon Without Ward.

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Cemeteries

Farringdon Ward Without 1 (North of Holborn) and Farringdon Ward Without 2 (South of Holborn)- photographs and maps from the London Burial Grounds website.

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Description & Travel

John Strype's Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster (1720) - Farringdon Without Ward.

Wikipedia page on Farringdon Without Ward.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Farringdon Without Ward has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

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 Without Ward]
Sharp, Tony. The Farringdon Wards of the City of London: a description of the principal places of interest with some notes on their history. Farringdon Ward Club (2002) 99pp.
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 Without 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 Without Ward]
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Maps

Cole's 1755 Map of Farringdon Without Ward.

Map of Farringdon Ward Without, with its Division into Parishes [18th century], provided by London Ancestor.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ315813 (Lat/Lon: 51.515327, -0.10627), Farringdon Without Ward which are provided by:

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Societies

Farringdon Without Ward Club website (provided by Gregory Jones QC) - extensive information about the combined Farringdon ward, its churches, its pubs, and more.

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Taxation

Sources for listings of taxpayer names for Farringdon Without Ward, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.