"VINTRY, THE WARD OF, derives its name from a district called the Vintry, a part of the north bank of the Thames, where Vintner's-hall and Queen-street-place are now built. It was situated at the south end of Three Cranes'-lane, so called, from the cranes with which the wine was landed, and was such a magnificent building that Henry Picard, who was Lord Mayor in 1356, entertained therein the Kings of England, Scotland, France, and Cyprus, with a sumptuous feast in 1363. Vintry Ward is bounded on the north by Cordwainers' Ward; on the east by those of Walbrook and Dowgate; on the south by the river Thames, and on the West by Queenhithe Ward. Its principal streets, are part of Upper Thames-street, College-hill, College-street, Great and Little, part of Queen-street, Great and Little St. Thomas Apostle, and Garlick-hill; and the most remarkable buildings are the parish churches of St. Michael Royal, and St. Martin Vintry, and St. James' Garlick-hithe; and the halls of the Vintners, Cutlers, and Plumbers." [James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]
London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Vintry Ward.
Vintry Ward - photographs and maps from the London Burial Grounds website.
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You can see the administrative areas in which Vintry 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 - Vintry 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 - Vintry 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. [Vintry Ward]
Blome's 1754 Map of Queenhithe Ward and Vintry Ward.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ324808 (Lat/Lon: 51.510966, -0.093459), Vintry Ward which are provided by:
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- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- 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.)
Vintry and Dowgate Ward Club website - with some historical accounts.
Sources for listings of taxpayer names for Vintry Ward, listed on the FamilySearch wiki.