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Queenhithe Ward

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"QUEENHITHE, Upper Thames-street, is a small hithe or haven nearly opposite Bread-street-hill, and is much used for the landing of corn, flour and other dry goods, from the west of England. It belonged anciently to Edred, a Saxon chieftain, and was called after him, Edred's hithe. It afterwards fell into the hands of King Stephen, and in the reign of Henry III it was called Ripa Regina, or the Queen's hithe, the revenues being settled on her. QUEENHITHE WARD derives its name from its contiguity to the preceding, and is bounded on the north, by Bread-street and Cordwainers'Wards; on the east, by Dowgate Ward; on the south, by the Thames; and on the west, by Castle Baynard Ward. The leading streets and lanes in the ward are, Knight Rider-street, Old Fish-street, Fish-street-hill, part of Upper Thames-street, Great and Little Trinity-lane, Bread-street-hill, Lambeth-hill and Huggin-lane." [J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Queenhithe Ward.



Queenhithe 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) - Queenhithe Ward.

Wikipedia page on Queenhithe Ward.

You can see pictures of Queenhithe Ward which are provided by:



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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Queenhithe Ward has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



"Ripa Regina": 'Soke' and 'Stew' - a paper by Gordon Haines that "reviews the social history of Queenhithe, with specific reference to prostitution along the river bank" to the Guildhall Historical Association.

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 - Queenhithe 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 - Queenhithe 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. [Queenhithe Ward]


Queenhithe Ward Club website - provides a brief history and map of the ward.



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