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Langbourn Ward

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"LANGBOURN WARD, is one of the wards in the City, and is bounded on the north by those of Aldgate and Lime-street, on the east by Aldgate, on the south by Candlewick, Bridge, Billingsgate, and Tower, and on the west by Walbrook. This ward derives its name from the Langbourne, or rivulet, which formerly took its rise near the eastern end of Fen-church-street, and ran westward to Sherbourne-lane into the Wallbrook on Dowgate-hill. The principal streets in this ward are, part of Fenchurch-street, Billiter-lane, Gracechurch -street, Lombard -street, Change-alley, Birchin-lane, &c., and its most remarkable buildings are the churches of St. Mary, Woolnoth, St. Edmund the King, and Allhallows, Lombard-street; the Old Post-office, Pewterer's-hall, and the Hall of the Hudson's Bay Company. Langboum Ward is divided into ten municipal precincts, and is governed by an Alderman, (John Key, Esq., the present Lord Mayor,) a deputy, and nine other Common-councilmen, and other ward officers." [James Elmes, A Topographial Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831)-transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Langbourn Ward.



Langbourn 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) - Langbourn Ward.

Wikipedia page on Langbourn Ward.

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Historical Geography

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


Langbourn Ward Club website - has an informative page on the history of Langbourn and the Ward Club.



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